Russian-Driven Bentley Stranded on a Beach Gets the Rescue Tractor Stuck

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We've always said Bentley has been preparing us for the introduction of the Bentayga ever since the first Continental GT rolled off the line back in 2013. With the generous ground clearance of its models, even the Mulsanne can get you over gravel roads effortlessly.
However, some people simply don't know the border between gravel or softroading and hardcore offroading. These are the kind of drivers who get Bentleys stuck on muddy trails or on beaches and we're here to show you the latest such example.

Over the weekend, a Continental Flying Spur got stranded on Marazion beach, near Penzance, in Cornwall, UK. The lavish sedan had been driven onto the sand by a young Russian owner.

The guy did such a poor job at estimating the terrain's ability to trap the car that even the tractor that came to rescue him got stuck at a certain point. Sure, this wan an all-wheel-drive, extremely capable agricultural machine, so it did manage to free itself eventually.

However, the adventure was even spicier than that. For instance, the Bentley's towing eye snapped, as the tractor was trying to pull the heavy car through the sand at a generous angle.

After five hours of hard work, the Continental Flying Spur was finally brought back onto the tarmac. As it usually happens in such cases, a group of locals helped. The people pushes, as well as gave the driver directions.

While the clip below doesn't show us the part where the Bentley gets to return to the road, we do see plenty of offroading action. Painful offroading action, that is - We wouldn't underestimate the damage caused by spending some hours swimming in the sand.

Unfortunately, this is the kind of driver who might just do the same thing with a Bentayga, as we've seen many cases of SUVs being taken to places that were basically obvious traps to any common sense subscriber.

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