This is a cool ride; a full-scale, fully-working truck made of ice.

A motor supplies company wanted to prove their new car battery could withstand freezing temperatures.

Ontario-based Canadian Tire built a 15,000lb truck completely of ice, apart from chassis, tires and vital mechanical components.

 

A 2005 GMC Silverado was stripped down before a steel frame was fitted to support the ice. Special fans were installed to channel away potentially ruinous hot air and exhaust fumes.

The battery was frozen down to -40F before the vehicle was successfully driven roughly 2.5 miles.

The ice truck and battery test feature in a Canadian Tire advertisement for the MotoMaster Eliminator battery.

After its short driving career the ice-truck took 40 hours to melt. See the video below.

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