We’re not quite sure if this is an incredible marketing stunt or if they’ve actually achieved the impossible, but Lexus appear to have created a real rideable hoverboard that works outside.
The short video, released by the luxury car maker, shows what appears to be their hoverboard, called SLIDE, floating above a concrete outdoor skatepark – although nobody actually stands on it in the clip.
Previous hoverboard attempts have all relied upon magnetic levitation to get it into the air – technology that means it can only work on metal surfaces.
While they’ve not been forthcoming with a detailed explanation of how it actually works, their website states that the SLIDE uses “liquid nitrogen, cooled superconductors and permanent magnets.”
The design itself features a wooden deck with the Lexus logo. The rest appears to be metal composites.
The SLIDE is part of their amazing in motion projects, which include Swarm and Strobe.