Stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire? If ever you’re in the Arctic Circle or South Pole, Lexus’ new ice wheels may just come in handy.
After coming up with a drivable all-electric carboard IS last October, Lexus now surprises us with an ice-cold NX that comes with wheels handcrafted from ice. Recreating wheels with ice was no easy feat as the company took less than 3 months to complete research, design and testing.
Tasked with the job was Hamilton Ice Sculptors. With the help of laser scanning, computer-aided design and mathematical equations, the company was able to come up with the finished product.
To make sure the wheels supported the weight of the NX, acrylic inserts were added to the ice wheels to ensure its integrity.
Check out the wickedly-cool NX in motion with the ice wheels, along with a video that shows how it was made.
Lexus NX ice wheels in action:
The making of the ice wheels: