But exactly how do the masters at Mulliner prepare a Bentayga for the pursuit of riverine piscines? For starters, up to four rods can be carried in leather-trimmed tubes which store under the rear parcel shelf. Fishing nets get their own matching leather bags, which have their own carpet-trimmed storage pocket built into the side of the rear cargo area. Just wait. It gets fancier.
Both the master tackle station and the refreshment case slide out on rails, with the former containing a burr walnut veneered drawer within which you’ll find a fly-tying vice, tools, and various cotton, hooks, and feathers. Underneath a four solid-aluminium reel cases – themselves trimmed in saddle leather with linen cross-stitching – while the refreshment box is also trimmed in leather and contains three metal flasks, a set of Mulliner fine-china tableware, and space for your lunch.
The refreshments compartment contains three flasks and chinaware for a picnic, and there’s a dehumidifier to ensure there is no musty aroma. This entire ensemble can be removed if you need to use the full extent of the cargo area. Your family crest or individual logos can take the place of the ‘Mulliner’ script adorning most of what you see.
There is no mention of price, but like most of the Bentayga itself, it’s a handcrafted affair which would not come cheaply. Throw in the $300,000 Breitling tourbillion option (the world’s most expensive car option) and you’re getting towards a $1 million SUV.