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Russians create Toyota Land Cruiser ice sculpture with full interior

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 The Toyota Land Cruiser is a pretty hot model around the world. But it took the Russians to make it cool. We have few hard, cold facts and only small slivers of information about these photos, but it seems the icy Toyota was part of the International Snow & Ice Festival in Perm, Russia.

Artists took a huge chunk of ice and shaved it down to the temporary art installation you see here. The sub-zero SUV comes complete with a full interior accessed by the (permanently frozen open) driver's side door. The steering wheel and seats look to be upholstered in, well, dirt. With the back seats removed, the frigid four-door is a pretty slick ride in which to chill out.

Just a thought, but wouldn't a Toyota Tundra have been more appropriate? See the gallery for more photos.

By Chris Tutor

See also: Toyota releases teaser for Kaley Cuoco Super Bowl ad, Toyota close to licensing deal with BMW for fuel cell technology, Autoblog Podcast #317.