Big engines and smoky burnouts might be the common denominator for auto enthusiasts, but we think well-executed car photography has wedged itself in there too. Take a look at these frigid images from Russian photographers Dmitry Chistoprudov and Nikolay Rykov. These haven’t been faked in any way.

The duo had the idea to backlight a car from underneath three-foot thick ice – no big deal, and that’s exactly what they did.

An ice-fishing auger was used to drill a hole through the dense ice before the slush was spooned out, allowing them enough room for their 1000Lm spotlight.

The Chevy Cruze has never looked better. Now grab your own digital SLR and get cracking before it all melts away. 

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