Lexus has built a hoverboard. We assume it is a conceptual test of a coming T34 hovercar, but Lexus would offer no comments. The new hoverboard was teased in the video below. Lexus says that it teamed up with some experts in the field of super conductive technology to build the fantasy-come-true.
The board uses permanent magnets cooled by liquid nitrogen to achieve levitation. Our eye sees what looks like a carbon-fiber base with a deck made from burked walnut. Matte finish, of course, as is the current Lexus trend. Lexus says the board incorporates the company's signature spindle grill in its shape. That means that 10% of people that see it will write long angry-grams about how ugly it is under reviews of the hoverboard, and 90% will love it.
Mark Templin, executive vice president, Lexus International commented on the R&D program. Mr. Templin said, "At Lexus, we constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to push the boundaries of what is possible. That determination, combined with our passion and expertise for design and innovation, is what led us to take on the Hoverboard project. It’s the perfect example of the amazing things that can be achieved when you combine technology, design and imagination.”
The new technology will likely be used by Lexus to create a hovercar, or speeder if you will. Looking for a person with experience with such vehicles, we reached out to L. Skywalker via a wormhole and asked him if he could comment on the new Lexus hoverboard and its coming hovercar application. He warned buyers not to be tempted by a certified pre-owned first-gen T34 vehicle. He said "Once the XP-38s come out, they just won’t be in demand."