Explore Antarctica with Lotus' Concept Ice Vehicle

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Planning an expedition to the uninhabitable continent soon? Didn't think so. But still, this biofuel-powered Concept Ice Vehicle is pretty cool, with a prop in the back and three ski feet to ride on; it even has a spiked front foot for braking action and an ice radar for navigation.

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Illustration for article titled Explore Antarctica with Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle
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Illustration for article titled Explore Antarctica with Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle

The CIV is 4.5 meters by 4.5 meters and is light enough to be pulled, if necessary. Even if you never plan to visit the great, white wonder, you can dream of navigating acre after acre of dreary, depressing, lifeless Antarctic wilderness. Can you feel the fun? [Zercustoms via Autoblog]

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@shenanigans61: Good call on the rotax. And I imagine that this might burn a bit cleaner than a snowmobile engine. But I wonder what fuel economy is. Anyway, I don't think Lotus is designing things for antarctica—they're designing stuff for people who Need More Things. Just the get the I am Rich app for your diamond encased iPhone and let it go.

As to the beemer motorcycle engine, hmmm. Sure didn't sound like one, although the prop and other issues are probably more an issue with noise.

I like the comment about snowmobiles. They already exist. This thing doesn't solve any problems that actually exist. Unless having something lame and impractical to fill in the space between ads for small engine repair school in Popular Science/Mechanics is a problem.