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The Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner 
The Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner 
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The Bentayga has been fitted out for falconry 
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The Bentayga has been fitted out for falconry 
The Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner follows in the footsteps of the fly fishing special launched last year
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The Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner follows in the footsteps of the fly fishing special launched last year
The scene on the fascia in the Bentayga is handcrafted 
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The scene on the fascia in the Bentayga is handcrafted 
The Bentayga in a desert scene perfect for falconry 
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The Bentayga in a desert scene perfect for falconry 
No two pieces of dashboard art are the same in the Bentayga
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No two pieces of dashboard art are the same in the Bentayga
Each piece of artwork in the Bentayga involves 430 pieces of wood
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Each piece of artwork in the Bentayga involves 430 pieces of wood
The boot of the Bentayga has been kitted out for falconry and, well, drinking 
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The boot of the Bentayga has been kitted out for falconry and, well, drinking 
The boot of the Bentayga can be specifically tailored to all kinds of special sports 
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The boot of the Bentayga can be specifically tailored to all kinds of special sports 
Unfortunately, it's BYO falcon with the Bentayga 
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Unfortunately, it's BYO falcon with the Bentayga 
Bentley has gone to the effort of getting a real falconer in for the launch of the Bentayga Falconry
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Bentley has gone to the effort of getting a real falconer in for the launch of the Bentayga Falconry
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The two cabinets in the Bentayga Falconry 
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The two cabinets in the Bentayga Falconry 
The Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner 
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The Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner 
The cases in the boot of the Bentayga are trimmed in cork 
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The cases in the boot of the Bentayga are trimmed in cork 
The cases in the boot of the Bentayga are trimmed in cork 
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The cases in the boot of the Bentayga are trimmed in cork 
The two cases in the boot of the Bentayga are similar to those in fly-fishing special launched last year
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The two cases in the boot of the Bentayga are similar to those in fly-fishing special launched last year
The drinks cabinet in the Falconry can be used for coffee, if that's more your style 
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The drinks cabinet in the Falconry can be used for coffee, if that's more your style 
Mulliner is playing up the falconry connection on the Bentayga 
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Mulliner is playing up the falconry connection on the Bentayga 
One happy falcon in the Bentayga Falconry
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One happy falcon in the Bentayga Falconry
The special detailing on the Falconry is unique to this car 
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The special detailing on the Falconry is unique to this car 
The falconry hood can be ordered to match the interior of the Bentayga 
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The falconry hood can be ordered to match the interior of the Bentayga 
One happy falconer and his Bentayga 
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One happy falconer and his Bentayga 
It might be luxurious, but the Bentayga is at home in the dunes 
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It might be luxurious, but the Bentayga is at home in the dunes 
The Bentayga has been tweaked by Mulliner for work in falconry 
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The Bentayga has been tweaked by Mulliner for work in falconry 
The Bentayga isn't cheap as standard, but the Falconry by Mulliner will be more expensive 
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The Bentayga isn't cheap as standard, but the Falconry by Mulliner will be more expensive 
A falcon inside the Bentayga 
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A falcon inside the Bentayga 

Bentley wasn't exactly aiming for the mass market when it launched the Bentayga and, unless you're into swanning about with a bird of prey strapped to your arm, the latest iteration is unlikely to broaden the appeal. The company's bespoke customization arm has announced the Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner, designed to serve as the perfect car for well-heeled falconers.

This isn't the first time Bentley has turned the Bentayga into a work vehicle that caters for very specific needs. Last year, we saw the Fly Fishing by Mulliner, which came kitted out with a unique sorting system for fishing equipment in the boot. The Falconry by Mulliner takes a very similar approach, but this time the bespoke cabinetry in the boot is about creating "an enjoyable falconry experience."

There are two cabinets in the back of the Falconry: one for looking after your birds, and one for refreshments. Both of them sit on a sliding tray for easy access, and both are finished in a special natural cork fabric. This "master flight unit" is home to a piano black drawer for storing all your falconry equipment, and there's a secondary compartment with a GPS bird-tracker, binoculars and special bird hoods. There's also space for your gauntlets (gloves), which can be special ordered to match the trim of the car.

The scene on the fascia in the Bentayga is handcrafted 
The scene on the fascia in the Bentayga is handcrafted 

Two individual perches are neatly stored in a case that slots into the side of the boot, and cork protectors for the boot floor and rear sill are neatly integrated. Inside the cabin, the dashboard trim is made up of 430 pieces of hand-sanded wood that create a unique picture of a falcon in the desert. Is any of this necessary? Not really, but it looks kind of impressive.

"The Bentayga Falconry showcases what's possible with our skilled craftspeople. They can devise elegant and exquisitely executed bespoke solutions to compliment any lifestyle or hobby," says Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner. "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."

Bentley hasn't announced pricing information for the Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner, but we're not sure that matters anyway.

Source: Bentley

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