A tow bar is going to be available as optional equipment, representing a first for Bentley.
After introducing the ‘ultimate angling accessory’ about a month ago, Bentley is now ready to expand the options list for its super-luxurious Bentayga SUV with the addition of a tow bar. It’s actually the first time in the company’s 97-year history when a model receives this type of equipment which will be demonstrated at the Monterey Auto Week.
To show off its towing prowess, the Bentayga is going to haul a Bowlus Road Chief handcrafted, lightweight luxury trailer at the legendary Laguna Seca circuit. In addition, it will be teamed up with the Bowlus Road Chief - Limited Edition Lithium+ trailer at the Quail as well as during Bentley’s Pebble Beach Signature Party on Saturday night.
It’s interesting to see the plush SUV with a tow bar, but it pales in comparison to the extravagant Mulliner Tourbillon self-winding clock available for a whopping $160,000. To our knowledge, it’s the most expensive option in the business, and we would be curious to find out how many owners actually tick (pun intended) that option's box taking into account the standard model is already very expensive at $229,100.
Getting back to Pebble Beach, the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase and Flying Spur V8 S will both be there to celebrate their U.S. debuts and will share the spotlight with the Continental GT Speed Black Edition, representing Bentley’s most powerful production car ever.
Besides current Bentley cars, there are also going to be a number of vintage models set to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s. The most valuable of them all is a 1932 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer by Vanden Plas estimated to fetch as much as $3 million. Another model with a high pre-auction estimate is the 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon in left-hand-drive layout which according to the auction house is worth up to $1.7 million.
Additional details are available in the attached press release.