If you aren’t concerned about keeping warm while taking a wintry drive, perhaps you’d like to try traveling in a truck made of ice. This amazing self-propelled ice sculpture is a life-size, functioning truck made of 11,000 pounds of sculpted ice atop a modified 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD chassis, engine, and electrical system.

This piece of mobile winter art is the work of Iceculture and Canadian Tire. Altogether the ice truck weighs 15,000 pounds. A special steel frame was built to support the weight of all the ice. On December 12, 2013 the truck was driven for 1.6km (almost one mile) at a speed of roughly 20 km/h or 12 mph.

Click here to view 3 short videos in which you can see how the truck was built, watch it run, and then see how it beautifully melted (as planned).

[via HiConsumption and Sploid]