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[Video] Lexus has built the World's First actual Hoverboard

29 June, 2015 Technology

Hoverboard

 

Are you familiar with the 1980's "Back to the future" movie series ? Remember that hoverboard with no wheels ? Well, it's not science fiction anymore...

 

Lexus has revealed that it has successfully developed a real prototype Hoverboard. Lexus's project team has collaborated with experts in super-conductive technology to build an actual, working, real-life hoverboard. No joke.


Actually, the team is using magnetic levitation with liquid nitrogen-cooled super-conductors and permanent magnets to give the hoverboard frictionless movement of a kind that had been thought impossible.

 

Hoverboard

 

Lexus said that the hoverboard shares some design cues with the current Lexus range of car including that "Predator" style spindle grille. It apparently features materials sourced from Lexus's road car range, though whether it'll boast a curiously old-school digital clock remains unclear.


The hoverboard is planned as a one-off, sadly, and won't be put up for sale. But who cares? They'll be testing the prototype in Barcelona over the next few weeks, ahead of a summer launch.

 

Hoverboard

 

Check the Video below to see a teaser of the technology in action: a very small teaser, admittedly, that doesn't show a whole lot in the way of hovery, skatey action.

 

Teaser Video

 


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