Spy shots of Santa's ride

Spy shots of Santa's ride

Dec 23, 2011

Spy shots of Santa's ride

It is a question that has puzzled mankind for eons. What does Santa drive when he is not delivering Christmas presents? Well wonder no more as thanks to this exclusive spy shot, we can reveal that, when he is not working, Santa likes to attack the snow dunes of the North Pole in a custom made Unimog.

Our intrepid photographer (or should that be illustrator) caught sight of Santa's Unimog as he was stalking out some caribou and came perilously close to being run over, but from the image we can see that Santa's Unimog is unlike any other version of the vehicle produced.

The styling of the two-seat roadster is closer to that of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG with its prominent single-bar grille, than it is to the usually agricultural or military styled Unimog. The ride height would suggest that Santa's vehicle retains the Unimog's signature portal axles, which allow it to traverse pretty much any terrain, but Santa obviously ticked the 'Bling' box on the options list as his 'Mog wears what look to be 30-inch diamond cut rims with red detailing.

We contacted Mercedes-Benz for further details on Santa's personal wheels but the representative would not comment on particular vehicles other than to say that it "did produce bespoke Unimogs for discerning clients."

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