Lexus is making a real hoverboard

Lexus recently revealed it has been developing a hoverboard, showing off its project in a YouTube video.

Part of its “Amazing in Motion” projects, Lexus said its SLIDE hoverboard uses a combination of liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets.

The car maker also said the hoverboard features the Lexus spindle grille “signature shape”, and uses the kind of materials found in its cars – from the high tech, to bamboo on the top of the board.

Lexus has been developing its hoverboard for the past 18 months, Gizmodo reported.

Much like other hoverboards in development, such as the Hendo Hoverboard which was Kickstarted in 2014, the Lexus SLIDE requires a metal surface to hover on.

Engadget reported that Lexus said there is metal underneath the skate park shown in the video.

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Lexus is making a real hoverboard