Pick up truck carved in 5,000 kgs ice, makes a move (Video)

A pick up truck, completely carved out of ice, is put to test the efficiency of car battery. The battery is frozen to -40 degree C and then placed inside the truck.

It starts at first go. Not only the battery functions, but the car too manages to cover a distance of about 1.6 kmph at 20 kmph, before the ice melts and starts falling off. This feat is expected to get the makers into the Guinness Book of World Records. Carved out of ice and weighing more than 11,000 lbs, the pick up functioning truck was built by a company called Canadian Tire.

Pick up truck carved in 5,000 kgs ice, makes a move (1)

The company designed and built the truck using nothing but a frame from a 2005 GMC Silverado, and a whole heap of ice. Workers from Bronson Line Automotive of Zurich stripped the cab and body from the Silverado and fitted it with a steel frame to support the ice. A few fans have been added so as to initiate air flow and eliminate hot air and exhaust fumes to keep ice intact.

Ice culture president Heidi Bayley stated that this was one of the most challenging feats ever done while the Canadian Tire commercial aired during the Winter Classic hockey game played between Toronto Maple Leaf and Detroit Red Wings on New Year’s Day. The truck took more than 44 hours to melt in an indoor garage after the stunt was completed. The sculpture was commissioned by Canadian Tire as they wanted to depict how well their car batteries could function in the cold.

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