“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…”
It may be just under four months until the day Marty McFly arrived in a very different 2015 in Back To The Future II, but Lexus have brought one of the film’s iconic predictions to life with Slide – it’s own real-life hoverboard.
In this short clip, the Japanese car marque teases the idea of an actual hoverboard, claiming “There is no such thing as impossible…”
Lexus say Slide uses magnetic levitation to achieve amazing frictionless movement, with liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets combining “to allow Lexus to create the impossible”.
“Wrapped in a design that is uniquely Lexus, the Hoverboard features the iconic Lexus spindle grille signature shape, using materials found in the luxury car brand, from the high tech to the natural bamboo,” the company announce on it’s special Slide microsite.
Will it be in production in time for October 21, 2015, along with Nike’s self-lacing shoes? More will be revealed over the coming weeks on social media. If you’re on Twitter, follow the hashtag #LexusHover.
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