Siberian Tuners Create Functional Mercedes G-Class Replica From Ice
Mercedes Benz created hype for its new G-Class SUV in Detroit by putting an older version inside a huge block of amber resin. This time, car aficionados in central Russia fashioned drivable replica G-Wagen out of 6 tons of Siberian ice.
The news was reported in the “The Siberian Times,” a website that publishes unusual yet interesting stories about swimsuit parades on skis, walruses running away from polar bears, and many more. But here’s a footage from local tuning shop Garazh 54 (Garage 54) that features the SUV, proving it isn’t just a publicity stunt.
The site indicates the shop's Vladislac Barashenkov as mentioning, “This is a magic car,” which is pretty much what it is. Photos reveal how it was constructed, from fitting igloo-style blocks of ice to putting LED lights. It's also placed into an actual Mercedes-Benz steering wheel.
In the footage, the tuners begin to parade the creation in Central Park in Novosibirsk, a city with the third largest population. The average temperatures in January is just around 7 and -4 degrees Fahrenheit, now pair that with the cold body of the replica and it is not something you’d like to drive.