Is it a hoax? No. Would Marty McFly say it’s a cool as his Mattel Hoverboard? probably not.
Our money is that it’s somewhere in between. Quantum levitation is a proven concept [See our earlier post about superconductivity]. The question is how much has the Lexus team been able to refine their product and whether that end result is deemed rideable.
For now we only have a teaser with no board mouvement but hopefully the board is as promising as it looks and actually moves smoothly.
See a collection of different hoverboard concepts that we’ve covered over the years
More about the Lexus Slide Project here