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Hyundai's continent-crossing Santa Fe rocks awesome tires

You can't just cross a frozen continent on street tires.

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This Hyundai Santa Fe was used to criss-cross Antarctica.

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It features massive tires, fender flares and an engine block heater to survive the temperatures.

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It was also modified to run on jet fuel, the only available fuel on the continent.

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The trip lasted about a month.

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The team traversed nearly 4,000 miles over the course of that month.

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The average speed was about 17 mph, because it wasn't a sprint, but a marathon.

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Contributing to the effort was Patrick Bergel, great-grandson of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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100 years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton was a trans-Antarctic pioneer, and this drive was put together to celebrate the event's centennial.

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Sadly, this setup will not be offered to buyers in wintry states.

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Good luck trying to source jet fuel, too.

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