A Canadian ice sculpture company took on its biggest challenge yet by constructing a truck made out of ice.
Iceculture built an 11,000-plus pound, fully functional and drivable ice truck for Canadian Tire, a battery company that wanted to prove just how well its batteries hold up in the cold.
Every part of the truck that is not absolutely necessary for driving, including the frame, is made out of ice. The truck is made out of 11,000 pounds of ice, with its total weight totaling more than 15,000 pounds.
The ice truck’s frame, modeled after a 2005 Chevy Silverado, first began to be built in Texas. It was then shipped to Ontario, Canada, where it received its custom made steel frame.
To make sure the truck wouldn’t melt the moment it was driven, the company added fans to blow away the engine heat from the frozen body, Inhabitat notes.
The truck was driven over 2.5 miles in total and submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s safe to say Canadian Tire proved its point.
The truck’s triumphant run ended with letting it melt over the course of 40 hours.
The truck was featured on a commercial during NHL’ Hockey Classic on New Year’s Day.
Sources: ViralNova, Inhabitat