Marty McFly from Back to the Future would be stoked to see what Lexus created. The Lexus Hoverboard, known better as SLIDE is the product of achieving what seems like the impossible.
The hoverboard achieves friction-less movement by using a magnetic levitation with liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets.
This specific project is a part of Lexus’s “Amazing in Motion” campaign which encourages the pursuit and development of design and technology.
Designed to be very chic, classy and ultimately Lexus-esque, the board has a wooden natural bamboo top with the Lexus logo faintly printed on top. The bamboo is partnered with high tech materials to give it an all-together sophisticated and modern look.
The testing procedure began this summer in Barcelona, Spain. A skate park supposedly built for the hoverboard is also located at a village just outside of Barcelona.
Although not yet for sale, Lexus says they will release further information cleverly on October 21, 2015. Sound familiar? That’s the date Doc, Marty and his girlfriend Jennifer went ‘back to the future’ in the hit movie.
Stay tuned for the future information.