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Lexus Hoverboard: Amazing in Motion

A Lexus has always been a vehicle that rides on wheels, in contact with the ground. Until now. This summer a new Lexus takes flight, bringing the stuff of science fiction closer to real world fact.

It’s the perfect example of the amazing things that can be achieved when you combine technology, design and imagination. – Mark Templin

Lexus has worked with experts in super-conductive technology to create one of the most advanced Hoverboards the world has seen. The concept is the fourth project in its Amazing in Motion campaign, demonstrating its commitment to pursuing new possibilities in advanced design and technology.

Mark Templin, Executive Vice President, Lexus International, 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.”

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The Lexus project team has used magnetic levitation with liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets to give the Hoverboard frictionless movement of a kind that had been thought impossible.

Although a completely different form of transport, the Hoverboard shares design cues with today’s Lexus cars, including the signature spindle grille. It has also been made using some of the same materials, both high-tech and natural, such as bamboo.

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The Hoverboard is part of the fourth project in the Lexus Amazing in Motion campaign, an international showcase for the brand’s creativity and innovation. The prototype is being tested in Barcelona in the coming weeks prior to the campaign’s launch this summer.

Lexus Hoverboard music

The music in the #LexusHover video is ‘West’ by Pete Cannon.

Comments (8)

  1. Hmm, video was good upto the point it ended…… Presumably, you got the board hovering, but it could not hover with the weight of a person on board. Shame you can’t be honest about it. I would respect the achievement more as work in progress than I can as it is from the clip. It’s no big deal that it doesn’t hold weight yet. But its great that you have got this far.

    1. Steady on Kevin, we’ve only just been teasing the Slide project so far. We promise there’s more to come…

      1. show me a vid of it actually working, otherwise its just a ‘concept’, of what ‘can be done’ with ‘creativity’ and marketing spin.

        1. Hi nothanks
          Thanks for your post and for your interest in the Lexus hoverboard.
          We have yet to post the final video so do stay tuned to our Blog for the latest news.

  2. This has already been achieved 4 years ago by French researchers. Just Google “Magsurf Superconducting skateboard”. It looks great but you can’t steer away from a set track underneath, or carry heavy loads, and you have to regularly fill up with liquid nitrogen.

    On the plus side the Lexus version looks great.

    1. Hi Erich
      Thanks for your post and for your interest in the Lexus hoverboard.
      We have yet to post the final video so more information will be released soon. Do stay tuned to our Blog for the latest news.

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