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Santa is going to get* a turbo charged helper this Xmas in the form a of the GS-900 gadget sleigh. For a cool £199,995 excluding VAT, Santa’s new metal bastard could be assembled to include GPS, a convertible roof, hybrid powered rocket boosters, heated seats, parking sensors and a chimney cam. If there’s enough interest in …

  1. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Joke

    Can I be the first to say...

    Bah! Humbug!

  2. Rabbit80

    At least link to the product so we can buy it!

    https://www.metals4u.co.uk/christmas/gadget-sleigh-gs-900/p13468

    1. VinceH

      Re: At least link to the product so we can buy it!

      It might sound expensive, but I notice there's free delivery on orders over £75.

    2. Chris G Silver badge

      Re: At least link to the product so we can buy it!

      Another link to Christmas products; http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/silent.htm

  3. DNTP

    Tell the government

    That this will let you look down chimneys into millions of people's homes and the snoopers will build a hundred.

    (Haha no they won't, they'll buy them from Raytheon or some other American company for a couple of million each, then crash a few while learning to fly them.)

  4. Dabooka

    Link to specs please

    I want to know what lasers it uses in it's altitude sensing array, just in case I need to land in inclement weather.

    And can I cancel the weight over front reindeer function for landing on unpaved strips or rutted rooftops?

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Link to specs please

      "rutted rooftops?"

      Is that where magical flying reindeer have, erm, "relations"?

  5. Arthur the cat Silver badge
    Trollface

    It'll never fly

    Err...

  6. MakingBacon
    Unhappy

    No cup holder!

    Don't want one if there's no cup holder ..!

    1. Ugotta B. Kiddingme Silver badge

      Re: No cup holder!

      not only IS there a cup holder but it also serves as a cup WARMER for keeping your cocoa hot. Marshmallows optional. (third picture on the website listing, thoughtfully provided by commenter Rabbit80)

  7. DropBear
    Trollface

    Wait, don't kids today think that Santa rides in a quadcopter...?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Following a quick butchers at the photo, I'm off to B&Q. A few bits of plastic pipe, couple of sheets of galvanised steel roof panel and a can silver paint should do it...

  9. Your alien overlord - fear me

    Well, with all the reindeer dying at the moment, Santa should start looking at alternative forms of propulsion for his sleigh.

  10. Scroticus Canis
    Facepalm

    It'll need proper JATO units to get airborne...

    ...and Santa into the Darwin Awards.

  11. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    Shuttlecraft

    reminds me of the shuttlecraft in Star Trek

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=star+trek+shuttlecraft&tbm=isch

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Shuttlecraft

      There was probably *some* science used in the creation of the shuttles that the enterprise uses.

      This sleigh, probably not so much....

  12. Chozo

    Turbocharged?.. seriously the old one was fast enough

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