Lexus NX Rides on the World's Coolest Wheels - Crafted in Solid Ice +VIDEO
The concept of driving on ice has taken on a whole new meaning for Lexus, which has crafted the world’s first set of working wheels and tyres made from frozen water.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - December 21, 2015: True to its mission of “creating amazing” and inspired by the craftsmanship that goes into every vehicle it makes, Lexus commissioned a team of ice sculpture specialists to explore how ice could be used in place of conventional alloy metal and rubber.
After three months’ research, design and testing, the finished wheels were fitted to a Lexus NX for the ultimate ice drive. The car itself was deep-frozen, stored for five days at -30°C (it started first time) before being driven off down a London road.
The addition of in-wheel LED lighting added an extra dramatic dimension to the cutting-edge contemporary styling of the NX.