• Dec 18, 2008
Click above for a high-res image of Santa Claus' Bentley Continental GTC

Thanks to CAR and a few masters of vehicular design, Santa is bringing some serious automotive enthusiast cheer. The glossy euro mag asked designers from Ford, Bentley, Nissan and Rolls-Royce to design some sleighs for Santa, and while a few of them look to be from the land of misfit toys -- and one of them looks like Santa's Death Star -- it's a fabulously cool exercise. Nissan's intergalactic sleigh is pulled by a GT-R, Bentley's got a W12-powered sled, Ford's got some popout snowboard action happening, and the Rolls sleigh looks, of course, like Santa should have a snifter of Louis XIV in one delicately gloved hand while an elf named Jeeves tends the Smythson leather reins. Check them all out here.

[Source: CAR]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Hopefully one is a hybrid. All the Reindeer farts contribute to global warming. Why does Santa need such a big sled, is he over compensating for the size of his unit? Santa should be a better role model and put some solar panels on there to charge some batteries.

      And he should not be abusing those poor Reindeer, making them pull his fat arse all night long. PETA should protest.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nissan just phoned it in. The Ford one is pretty lame too. The Bently takes it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Rolls Royce FTW.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Rolls Royce one is overly good. It looks like Darth Vaders version of a Christmas sleigh
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Rolls design is beautiful and original. Unlike the Bentley and Ford designs it doesn't look like a car on skis. Unlike the Nissan it is strikingly gorgeous.

      If I were Santa my sleigh would be a Rolls.
      • 6 Years Ago
      there is a radio ad playing here, to the effect of "You know you can trust our Hyundai's, because we designed Santa's sleigh!"

      ...yup you heard it, Santa (apparently) flies a Hyundai....
      • 6 Years Ago
      the bentley one reminds me of the santa clause in futurama, who was essentially a bad-ass evil version of santa.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Last I heard, Santa was shutting down three factories, laying off elves by the thousands and asking congress for a bailout. His brother Fred was just indicted on conspiracy and bribery charges for attempting to profit from appointing this year's lead Reindeer.

      On the upside mrs. Claus just got a cabinet seat in the Obama administration, and the North Pole's new solar and wind farm was completed in time for the holidays at grid-parity cost.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Interestingly, Ford's Santa drives his car on the other side of the road :-) And the BMW folks (at Rolls) should really get their act together, design- and technology-wise
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bentley's design is by far the best -- really shows off the spirit of the season.