The Bentley Bentayga Will Be The Coolest Tow Car At Monterey


Mainly because of the ace trailer it'll be lugging about.

Of all the contents in the 'Bentley Motors Returns To Pebble Beach With Three North-American Debuts' press release, it's likely the Bentley PR officers would prefer us to report on the long wheelbase Mulsanne, the Flying Spur V8 S and Continental GT Speed special edition that'll be making their US debuts later this week. As lovely as we think those cars are, though, they've nothing on what the Bentayga SUV will be bringing to the event - or, to be more specific, the awesome trailer that'll be attached to the Bentley's tow hook.

The trailer in question is a Lithium Edition+ version of the beautiful, Airstream-style Bowlus Road Chief caravan. Think of it at as the Morgan of the camper trailer world, and you wouldn't be far off. For those who don't know, the Bowlus Road Chief is essentially a continuation of the Art Deco, Spirit-of-St-Louis-inspired (the original Road Chief's designer, William Hawley Bowlus, oversaw the construction of the record-breaking aircraft) campers that, despite being fitted with the latest technology, is still handbuilt by seriously talented craftsmen. For those who can afford them (Bowlus doesn't tend to quote prices, as all Road Chiefs are built to order), this stunning trailer must be a lovely place to spend a vacation in.

Being paired up with the Bentley Bentayga is also quite appropriate upon closer inspection. They're both aimed at extremely affluent people, for a start, and the 664 lb-ft output from the Bentayga's W12 engine should mean hauling the Bowlus is almost too easy. Most importantly, though, both the trailer and the car pride themselves on being hand-crafted. For sure, the Bentayga's main mechanical components don't originate from Bentley's UK plant in Crewe, but pretty much everything else that needs to be done in order to bring the Bentayga to life is done in the factory along Pyms Lane. Both the Bentley and the Bowlus aren't cheap, but it doesn't take long to figure out your money's getting you a very special car-and-trailer combo.


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