Luxury SUVs for hunting and fishing. England wins!

    For the ultimate in luxury lifestyle, let’s have a closer look at the latest “outdoor” editions from Range Rover and Bentley.

    This Holland & Holland Range Rover comes “fully loaded”.

    The new model has been designed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), which will build 40 units per year over a three-year period.

    Below: Holland & Holland Green is a unique color for this model. The grille is painted in the same deep green and has chrome highlights. Holland & Holland badging can be found on the lower accent door badges of both long and standard wheelbase versions, as well as on the tailgate.

    Holland-Holland-Range-Rover-Gallery-2015

    Based on the Range Rover Autobiography Black

    Absolute madness – I love the attention to details like this door handle!

    Images-5

    The fascia letterbox panels are decorated with gunstock checkering and the exquisite engraving of the centre console panel has been inspired by Holland & Holland’s distinctive forend diamonds.

    On the inside, the Range Rover Autobiography Black has been tailored to accommodate the lifestyle pursuits of Holland & Holland’s customers. The Executive Class seating package in the long wheelbase car makes the most of the additional legroom and 17 degrees recline available to the rear seat passengers.

    Range-Rover-Inside-2015

    The interior is upholstered with the softest tan and espresso leather hides, with precision leather detailing including Holland & Holland embroidery on the front seats. Even the sides of the transmission tunnel are trimmed in the same shade of leather. This is perfectly complemented by the sustainably-sourced French walnut veneer, subtly polished to resemble the oil-finished gunstocks for which Holland & Holland’s craftsmen have been famous since the company’s foundation in 1835. To mark this, their logo is inlaid into the front center console.

    Images-2

    The car’s woodwork is made from a single huge piece of walnut, 1500mm long by 500mm wide, to ensure that every veneer is perfectly matched like a pair of sporting guns.

    Range-Rover-Guns-at-Back-2015

    What really sets the new Holland & Holland Range Rover apart, though, is located in the boot. A stunning leather-trimmed aluminium loadspace cabinet – debossed with the Holland & Holland logo – has been designed especially for this car. Its espresso Alcantara-trimmed interior can be precisely fitted to safely transport the owner of the car’s pair of Holland & Hollands.

    For more on Holland & Holland, check out some pictures from TFB’s recent visit to their flagship store in London. www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/05/09/revisited-holland-holland-flagship-store-london/

    30 of these Range Rovers are coming to the USA. Price? …if you have to ask…but around 250.000 USD.

     

    If there are too many of these H&Hs Roving around around where you live, then Bentley might have the answer for you.

    Their new Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner has all the equipment required for a successful day on the river.

    4405558445790a80da0e3a

    9586556175790a80aa19e4

    Four rods are stored in special tubes trimmed in Saddle leather with Linen cross-stitching and located on the underside of the parcel shelf. A pair of landing nets in matching leather bags are stored in a bespoke, carpet-trimmed hard pocket built into the side of the boot.

    16925807505790a7e438945

    4121899155790a804dd461

    Below: The master tackle station and refreshment case sit on a sliding tray that allows for easy access. Inside the master tackle unit is a special Burr Walnut veneered drawer containing a fly-tying vice and tools, as well as a selection of cotton, hooks and feathers.

    I’m seeing a version with a Dillon Reloading station in front of me. Am I the only one?

    5426555745790a801141f5

    Waterproof boot-floor and rear-sill-protection covers are discreetly integrated into the rear of the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner, as is an electronic dehumidifier unit to ensure the area remains fresh and dry.

    1002472045790a7fd300ea

    At the heart of the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner are three individual, Saddle-leather-trimmed units: a master tackle station; a refreshment case; and waterproof wader-stowage trunk.

    1242346359578d078a4effd

    14729081575790a7ffbcb41

    The interior of the refreshment case is trimmed in Linen leather, and contains up to three metal flasks and a set of Mulliner fine-china tableware, as well as a separate food storage compartment.

     

    As I’m not into Fly Fishing myself I had to ask Bentley for a Mulliner version, more built for my own interests.

    Here’s the reply from Bentley:

    Dear Erik,

    Thank you for your e-mail request.

    For the moment we do only have the Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner.  However our Mulliner designers, engineers and craftsmen are capable of making bespoke cars and interiors for customers so if they get a request for a similar version but for hunting equipment then they would be able to do this. 

    Kind regards,

    X X

    Superb! So now I ask myself, where are all the American equivalents?

    If a “gun ban” country like United Kingdom can make cars like this I must say I’m disappointed when I look for American options.

    Where’s the Jeep Cherokee AR-15 edition? Jeep Wrangler “Double Tap“?

    Chevrolvet Suburban in Dillon Blue and a Dillon 1050 reloading bench in the back? Instead of the master tackle station.

    Ford F750 “.50 BMG” edition?

    Ford Expedition “.450 Bushmaster”?

    And when will the BMW X5 “Heckler & Koch“, Mercedes Benz G-Class “HK G3” or Porsche Cayenne  Pepper Spray edition arrive?

    For Tesla I suggest the Model S “Catch & Release” – the perfect car for environmentally friendly fishermen.

    Tesla Model X, for sure the futuristic  “FN2000” edition would sell?

    Lexus GS “Samuraj” edition?

    I’m sure if italian Perazzi and Ferrari teamed up the results would be great. Matching pairs required.

    I’m not too keen on Russian automobiles, but perhaps if Kalashnikov started making one?

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.


    Advertisement