Bentley created the new Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner, Bentley’s personal commissioning division.
Bentayga Falconry features a bespoke installation in the rear housing all the equipment required for a falconry expedition.
At the heart of the Bentayga Falconry are two individual natural-cork-fabric-trimmed units — a master flight station and a refreshment case. These sit on a movable tray that allows for easy access. Inside the master flight unit is a special Piano Black veneered drawer – with a Saker falcon crest – containing GPS tracking antennas, tools, tethers for the birds and a 3.5” wooden handled Buck Knife.
Beneath this is a laser-embossed Hotspur hide stowage tray with individual compartments for the GPS bird tracking unit, binoculars and hand-crafted leather bird hoods and gauntlets. The refreshment case houses three metal flasks and durable cups, a blanket and refreshing face cloths.
Two individual perches are stored in a special natural-cork-fabric-trimmed case which slots into a hard pocket built into the side of the boot. A boot-floor and rear-sill protection cover – also in cork – is discreetly integrated into the rear of the Bentayga. Using this reversible feature in conjunction with the in-car perch, falconers can prepare their bird in comfort and shade.
Inside the Bentayga’s Hotspur-hide-trimmed cabin is a removable transportation perch and tether on the central armrest. The sweeping desert scene – featuring a soaring Saker falcon – was created using 430 individual pieces of wood sourced from all over the world and hand-crafted over nine days.
The breed of falcon used is the Saker Falcon – a hunting bird for centuries.