It’s one of the world’s greatest mysteries. Just how does Father Christmas manage to deliver all those presents in one single night? Magic dust? Supersonic reindeer? LSD? That’s a limited-slip diff, kids. Not the other stuff.
No, the answer is he drives a Lamborghini Aventador. All of which means he can wait until the very last minute before setting off on his epic journey. Sorry, Rudolph and your associated friends, you may not be required this year.
Even with a V12-engined Italian thoroughbred at his disposal, Father Christmas manages to perform a minor miracle. Figures released by the Telegraph in 2009 suggest he has to visit a total of 700,000,000 children in one night, which equates to 233,000,000 stops.
By the end of the night, this will be one well-used Aventador, with 212,030,000 miles on the clock. Needless to say the network of Lamborghini distributors will need to offer a 24/7 service to ensure the Aventador doesn’t miss any oil and filter changes.
He’ll need to put his foot on the gas, with an average of 1,800 miles per second required to ensure he keeps on schedule. Fortunately for Santa, there are no speed cameras in the sky. But he will need to watch out for low-flying drones.
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Talking of which, perhaps Santa could subcontract Amazon to use those delivery drones in 2016. Quick, get Clarkson on the blower.
In the meantime, he’ll have to pack very carefully, because the 110 litres of boot space is hardly cavernous. Quite frankly, we’re surprised Santa hasn’t invested in something like an AMG wagon or Audi RS6 for nights such as this. Could somebody renew his subscription to What Sleigh?
This Christmas, don’t listen out for the sound of sleigh bells on the roof, keep your ears to the ground for the unmistakable roar of a 6.5-litre V12. Oh, and if you happen to see an advertisement for a one-careful-owner Lamborghini Aventador, you might want to check the mileage. There’s running in and then there’s running in.