The Back to the Future films predicted that by 2015, hoverboards would be a reality. Now Lexus has just unveiled its very first functional hoverboard and it is just a mesmerising as you’d imagine.
To create the hoverboard, Lexus teamed up with German scientists from evico GmbH and IFW Dresden who specialise in magnetic levitation technology. The board manages to hover a couple inches off the ground thanks to the superconductors found within the board itself as well as the magnets found beneath this specially-designed skate park in Spain.
Superconductors within the hoverboard are cooled down to 197 degrees Celsius thanks to liquid nitrogen. The science behind the technology is unsurprisingly incredibly advanced but with some practice, the board really can be ridden just like a regular skateboard.
Of course, it is extremely unlikely that we will see a production version of the Lexus hoverboard anytime soon. After all, it was largely created to showcase the Japanese marque’s advanced engineering capabilities.
Nevertheless, it is undeniably epic!