Claimed to be one of the most advanced Hoverboards yet seen, the device is described as being created with the help of experts in super-conductive technology.
Lexus IS 300h (2015) long-term review
It uses magnetic levitation with liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors (hence the smoke in the image above) and permanent magnets to provide “frictionless movement of a kind that has been thought impossible”.
Lexus International executive vice president Mark Templin said: “At Lexus we constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to push the boundaries of what is possible.
“That determination, combined with our passion and expertise for design and innovation, is what led us to take on the Hoverboard project. It’s the perfect example of the amazing things that can be achieved when you combine technology, design and imagination.”
The firm has even released a video of the new Hoverboard doing just that – hovering.
There’s a ‘but’, though: as yet, we haven’t actually seen anyone riding the new Lexus Hoverboard: the film cuts away just as the rider places their foot on it.
We thus don’t yet know how closely the new Lexus invention follows the iconic one seen in the film Back To The Future.
While prototype Hoverboards have been seen up to now, they can all only be ridden over a special surface. In the video, there appears to be no such surface beneath the Lexus Hoverboard…
But we won’t have long to wait before the true scope of Lexus’ new Hoverboard is revealed. Created as part of its Amazing in Motion series, it’s being tested in Barcelona in the next few weeks, revealed the firm, before a publicity campaign rolls out in the summer.
We’re as fascinated as you are…