How many times have you gone shopping for a car that is properly equipped to transport your million-dollar saker hunting falcons, only to be disappointed that none are worthy of your exotic birds?
Some of those customers are avid falcon hunters, an avocation considered the sport of kings in the middle east, never mind that the same appellation is given to horse racing, and the Arabs are seriously into that too.
This Mulliner-customized Bentley Bentayga Falconry uber-SUV features a cork-wrapped master flight station and a refreshment case, which looks like a good idea for the intended use in arid regions. They sit on a moveable tray that provides easy access in the rear hatch area.
The flight station has individual compartments for the optional 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, which also sound helpful considering the anticipated heat.
There are two perches for the birds, and the floor area and rear sill are protected from the birds' talons with cork.
“The Bentayga Falconry showcases what’s possible with our skilled craftspeople," said Geoff Dowding, director of Mulliner. "They can devise elegant and exquisitely executed bespoke solutions to compliment any lifestyle or hobby. Falconry is regarded as the sport of kings in the Middle East, so it was vital that the kit we created was as luxurious as it was practical and durable to appeal to our valued customers there and around the world.”
So, falconers: your car is ready. BYOB (Bring Your Own Birds).