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Ford-designed Santa’s sleigh

Wed, 17 Dec 2008

By Tim Pollard

First Official Pictures

17 December 2008 14:30

Blue Oval designers at Dunton in Essex, UK, penned this trio of Ford-inspired sleighs to help fashion Santa’s just-in-time delivery system. It’s a job they’re familiar with, working on successive series of Transit vans in the past – and they’ve put their practical skills to good use on their Ford sleighs.

These sledges are seen through the prism of Ford’s latest ‘kinetic design’ mantra. Just check out the sweptback, Fiesta-style headlamps and the latest Ford grille at ease on Paul Wraith’s red Kuga-style sleigh with pop-out silver snowboards. Simon Collins’ cool white Rudolph model is captured here in our latest spy photos beamed straight from Lapland where it’s terrorising polar bears with its Star Wars-inspired design. And Tony Fox’s Santapod red bullet bears the RS badge denoting that this is the fastest sleigh to be in when airspace gets busy around 24 December.

By Tim Pollard