Canada’s known for its long, harsh winters, so it’s no surprise that Canadians are pretty good when it comes to finding new ways to use all the ice and snow they receive every year. The Canadian ice sculpting company Iceculture, however, really took things up a notch and made something you’ve got to see to believe.
A car battery company called Canadian Tire wanted to showcase just how sturdy their batteries are, and how well they hold up in the cold weather. They decided the best way to do that was to build an 11,000+ pound, fully functional, fully driveable truck... made of ice.
Every part that wasn’t essential for driving the truck was made from ice.
The truck was built in some seriously cold temperatures (that’s -56.2 degrees Farenheit).
The truck weighs over 15,000 pounds, with 11,000 pounds of that made purely of ice.
The truck was "sculpted" on the frame of a 2005 Chevy Silverado.
Here’s the kicker: they even drove it.
The truck was driven 2.5 miles and has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records.
As we said earlier, it was made as a demonstration of how well Canadian Tire's batteries can withstand the bitterly cold Canadian winters.
I’d say they proved their point and then some.
Hats off to Iceculture. Even the windshield is made from ice.
The only thing about this truck that I don’t like is that it’ll melt someday. The remarkable work took over 40 hours. I can’t even imagine what it must be like for the sculptor to watch his hard work melting away, drop by drop. Still, this is definitely the ‘coolest’ (pardon the pun) truck I’ve ever seen.
Here's the video that the truck was used for: