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Lexus creates working car wheels out of ice

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Toyota's luxury car division Lexus has managed to drive a car on four wheels made entirely out of ice.

It might not be the most practical of upgrades but it's certainly one of the most impressive.

Read More: http://www.unexplain...eels-out-of-ice

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Why not

WHY??? Never mind.

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Nnicolette

Thats the only word I thought as well. WHY?

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highdesert50

Upon reducing the size of the rear window to the point where a rear camera is now necessary to safely backup, the Lexus design team realized the only way to further degrade safety was to create ice wheels. Real wheels are course an option.

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Sundew

Guess it won't be making any trips to Disney World, even in winter.

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Infernal Gnu

This would be PERFECT for driving on Pluto, where ice is as hard as rock. Plutonians would not share our shock and dismay at all.

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Kiltedmusician

This reminds me of the arctic research station a company I used to work for fabricated structural steel components for. They just used water for concrete. They embedded studs into ice and used water for concrete to set them because it was never going to thaw so it was as good as cement.

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qxcontinuum

not working in our current global warming climate. Curently 17 celsius in On Canada. This year will burn baby

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coolguy

Very cool,the Japanese wanted to build ice ships during ww2

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SD455GTO

I'm sure we'll look back on this in 50 years or so in much the same way we now look back at that elephant on water skis video from the 1950s...what a pointless and wasteful exercise.

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Still Waters

I wonder how long the wheels lasted afterwards before they melted. Quite a cool video I thought, no pun intended.

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rattpoison

Almost a neat idea, but not quite.

I've seen much more impressive ice sculptures.

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Aardvark-DK

They have too much time on their hands....in between eating sushi and killing off whales...

(sarcasm might occur in the above...)

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Goodnite

Wouldn't this design lower the coefficient of the tire? What a funny idea.

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Shiloh17

Glad to see the governments aren't the only ones wasting money.

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