• Dec 20, 2009
Concept sleighs for Santa by Jaguar and Land Rover -- Click above for high-res image gallery

For the past couple of years, Car magazine has gathered renderings from designers envisioning Kris Kringle's sleigh. Last year it was Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ford, and Nissan. This year, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Audi, Land Rover, and Jaguar submitted their Santa-ships, and the results are predictably outrageous.

The Jag and Land Rover cruisers might make you think they got their sexy back. Jag's design features the unlikely addition of twin, rear-mounted propellers (which might make rooftop landings a little difficult -- and noisy) and a painted mascot on its forward flanks that is definitely not Mrs. Claus. The Land Rover snowspeeder-thingy has particle accelerators, and those are always sexy, and we dig Santa's pose with that cigar, looking straight out of a Hugh Hefner photo shoot. We have a feeling that Hef, however, wouldn't have a reindeer in that front seat...

Speaking of which, we'd be interested in finding out why some car designers think Santa wants to tackle his annual delivery route with one single reindeer riding shotgun. You can have a look at the JLR sleighs below, and click here to check out the rest at Car.



[Source: CAR]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Love how Santa is Tim Allen in Land Rovers design.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome, but how does a reindeer drive without fingers?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ok, that makes more sense. I hope he has enough dark matter to fuel it for all night.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Kaveh, if you're going to go *there* I strongly suggest you run, not walk away. The last thing you want is Santa with really efficient transportation.

        You better not breathe
        You better not move
        You're better off dead, I'm telling you dude
        Santa Claus is gunning you down
        • 5 Years Ago
        he's the navigator, he uses his cold fusion red LED nose to navigate through hyperspace, making time slow down so they can get to the kids all around the world in a single night.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's on Vergon 6, haven't you seen Futurama.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Rudolph excretes dark matter ya see...
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's cool and all, I just can't believe nothing happened today in the auto-world.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This must be Santa's Sleigh in Ratan Tata's world...
      • 5 Years Ago
      "This year, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Audi, Land Rover, and Jaguar submitted their Santa-ships"

      Where's autoblog's editor when you need him, jeez
      • 5 Years Ago
      Rudolph's nose is glowing brightly.
      I guess Land Rover no longer buys their electrical stuff from Lucas.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You put jag in the list twice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So...where does he put the toys?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I actually considered this possibility. Then I remembered these were practical car designers who wouldn't know how to manipulate n-dimensional manifolds. Only the more mundane exhaust type.

        Santa, on the other hand, is a mean physicist without peer. How else could he keep his workshop at the North Pole hidden in an age of surveillance satellites?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Samurai Jack , the satellites scanning the North pole for Santa's house are pointed in the wrong direction . he lives in Lapland.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Perhaps some type of perfect matter-energy-matter conversion, with a perfect supercapacitor in the back - all the storage, none of the space waste! I'm fairly certain that Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan (RIP) often hung out at Santa's multi thousand acre estate, of course, again hidden from all surveillance satellites.
        • 5 Years Ago
        it is in the boot... with a temporal space-time continuum expander... with infinite capacity..
        also.. the single reindeer is for navigation... when the Navman dies...
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