Ah, December. The time of holiday parties, reckless overeating, and frantic holiday shopping. Long drives over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house, and a fat guy in a red suit trying to squeeze down your chimney to leave dodgy-looking and possibly regifted swag under a tree that’ll stay up ’til it sheds the last of its pine needles, probably some time around St. Patrick’s Day. Every year is the same old story… until it’s not. And this year is different. Jaguar has decided to surprise St. Nick with a new sled. No, really.
The Jaguar F-Sleigh was recently unveiled by the automaker. They aren’t saying much about the powertrain, but the fact that it’s notoriously difficult to sport tune eight tiny reindeer probably goes some way toward explaining the jet engines. There’s also ample storage — all those presents have to go somewhere, after all — and the sleek lines are exactly what you’d expect from a car company whose designs have thrilled drivers for generations. And it’s a convertible, which we’d guess will come in handy for deliveries to warmer climes.
The design bears a striking resemblance to the 2016 Jaguar F-Type, which regrettably does not have jet engines. However, it has a supercharged 340 hp V6, which has the benefit of being street legal. The 18 inch Vela alloy wheels look better than the standard skids on a sleigh, if we may say so. The 161 mph top speed is perfect for making your escape from the office Christmas party (or Aunt Sarah’s infamous fruitcake). And the trunk is spacious enough for gifts, or no small quantity of venison.
We don’t have Santa’s sleigh. We don’t even have the jaw-droppingly gorgeous, lovingly crafted version rendered in ice by Jaguar. But we do have the 2016 Jaguar F-Type that inspired it. We think that’s better. You won’t have to worry about reindeer tracks on your roof, it won’t melt when the weather gets warmer, and you even get to keep the milk and cookies for yourself (we won’t tell the kids). Stop by the Jaguar Peabody showroom for a look at our best cars and the progress on our ongoing renovation. And in the meantime, accept our warmest wishes for the holiday season.