With help from professional ice sculptors, Lexus fitted this NX crossover with wheels and tires made from ice, and sent it driving on a road in London. The car was frozen for five days at -30°C before the new wheels were installed.
LED lights were installed inside the hand-crafted ice wheels to add a stylish edge. Acrylic parts were added between the ice layers to ensure the wheels could support the car's weight.
Jack Hackney of Hamilton Ice Sculptors, which collaborated with Lexus for this project, poses with the wheels he and his colleagues handcrafted out of frozen water.
These crystal clear ice blocks used for the wheels are made by freezing softened water taken from a running source.
Craftsmen from Hamilton Ice Sculptors work meticulously to replicate the Lexus NX's wheels and tires -- down to the tread patterns.
Augmented by acrylic inserts, these ice wheels and tires would be fitted onto a frozen crossover vehicle for support.
The vehicle used for this stunt is kept frozen in storage for five days before getting new wheels.
Ice sculptors carefully install their handcrafted wheels onto the car after spending up to 36 hours on each one.
The ice-wheeled crossover isn't the first time Lexus has experimented with materials. In October, the carmaker exhibited a life-size replica of its IS sedan, made from 1,700 laser-cut sheets of cardboard.
The cardboard car contains no sheet metal, glass and plastics, but is built on a steel and aluminium frame.
Design guru Kevin McCloud test drives the ultimate cardboard cut-out car - a faithful replica of a Lexus IS. Fitted with an electric motor, the cardboard sedan could actually be driven around.
The cardboard cut-out car has a fully fitted interior.
Even cup-holders were fashioned from cardboard sheets
Earlier in the year, Lexus also debuted a real-life hoverboard.