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Lexus NX SUV – Driving On Four Perfectly-Finished Hand-Sculpted Tyres/Wheels

Lexus NX SUV, driving on four perfectly-finished, hand-sculpted tyres made from optically perfect, crystal-clear ICE.Driving on ice is usually avoided at all costs, but Lexus took the concept and turned it around, what if the tyres were ICE, rather than the road surface?

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Taking three months from start to finish, the ICE Wheels were a collaboration between Lexus UK and the ice-sculpting experts at Hamilton Ice Sculptors.

The challenge was two-fold: how to recreate the Lexus five-twin-spoke alloy wheel and its Yokohama winter tyre with incredible precision, while also making a wheel and tyre that would support the NX’s 2.2-tonne mass.

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The aim was to create, not only an amazing piece of art, but push the boundaries of engineering to do something that had never been attempted before.