Reviewing Santa’s Sleigh
It’s official, Christmas Eve 2015 will be Santa’s swansong before being replaced by a complex network of Amazon drones next year. Since 1823, Santa Claus has brought joy to millions by way of his toy manufacturing and distribution service that he runs in tandem with his Coca-Cola ambassadorial commitments. His
Upon first glance, one is instantly struck by the simplicity of the design: timeless classic or passé? Beauty is of course, in the eye of the beholder and the mulled wine red finish certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste but the sleek, curvaceous bodywork is certain to appeal to the inner-child within. The sleigh is certainly the product of a time when men were made of sterner stuff and you’ll certainly have to be in order to withstand the elements given the inexplicable lack of retractable soft or hardtop. If windows and doors are a must-have when looking for your next vehicle then you should probably stop reading this review now.
Slide into the passenger seat and the lack of features becomes apparent. Unapologetically uncomplicated, the rich mahogany interior that caresses the cabin is only interrupted by a single speedometer and cassette player. Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill is stuck in the device and will provide the soundtrack to your drive. The cockpit is deceptively large and although unclear whether designed for the obese or the many, allows for at least three adults up front whilst still affording both legroom and impressive cargo space. The lack of the most rudimental of safety features – seatbelts, airbag et al – is a haunting throwback to a time before road safety and installation of the aforementioned is advised.
The sleigh further runs the risk of achieving nothing more than relic status by the absence of any sort of
When it comes to sheer power, this is a beast of a toboggan. The sleigh is capable of speeds of up to 1,800 miles per second – essential when covering 316 million miles in a single night. To give you a sense of the torque on offer; we put it through its paces
To say this is a harsh ride would be an understatement; steering is
A sporty little number but ultimately a death trap