The future finally arrives: Lexus to unveil a ‘real hoverboard’ in October
Watch out, world. Toyota is heading back to the future. The automaker has hinted that it’s looking into flying cars. Now its Lexus luxury brand has actually built a working model of a hoverboard. That’s right, an actual working hoverboard. It’s real, but not for sale. Yet. Lexus plans to start testing the prototype in Barcelona this summer and is looking forward to a special date coming up that ties in with the “Back to the Future” films. Lexus says it will disclose more information further down the road — specifically on Oct. 21, 2015, the day that Doc, Marty, and his girlfriend, Jennifer, went back to the future.
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The hoverboard is the latest project in the company’s “Amazing in Motion” series of videos, which showcases new technologies Lexus is working on. The technology is already zooming around Toyota’s home country. A Japanese railway company last year set a new world speed record using a magnetic-levitation train. Toyota tipped its hand a year ago that it’s been experimenting with this for cars.