A Lexus research team just made the coolest hoverboard we've ever seen

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Jun 25, 2015

Yes, we’ve had some workable hoverboards pop up in recent years, but this new kit from Lexus looks cool enough to actually give Marty McFly’s ride a run for its money.

 The luxury can manufacturer has apparently had an R&D team working to crack the hoverboard problem, and they’ve come up with arguably the most beautiful thing you’ll ever see at a skatepark. Similar to the Hendo hoverboard we saw a while back, Lexus’ board also uses magnets to stay afloat — meaning it’ll only work on surfaces lined with metal to allow it to bounce off — but this one seems to float at least a full inch or two off the ground (compared to Hendo’s few centimeters).

So, what sets the Lexus board apart? It uses liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and magnets to keep it flying, which is why it has that extremely cool fog coming out of it. The board also features a bamboo surface, which is basically just there to look really cool (this is Lexus we’re talking about). We wouldn’t expect this thing to get a consumer release anytime soon (and if it did, it’d likely have an insane price tag), but it’s still a fascinating piece of tech.

Check out a tantalizing video introducing the device below, and let us know what you think:

(Via Popular Science)

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