ByRob Harris, writer at
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Rob Harris

Everyone who's seen Back to the Future II has at some point fantasized about riding a real life version of Marty McFly's hoverboard. Now, that fantasy may have just become a reality, with car manufacturer Lexus having seemingly done the impossible...

As part of its Amazing in Motion series, Lexus unveiled the belief-defying piece of technology you can see above. While we don't actually get to see anyone riding it (the video tantalizingly cuts away the moment a foot touches it), it certainly looks like its working as advertised.

So how have they achieved the impossible? Well, the technology has been in development for the last 18 months and "uses magnetic levitation to achieve amazing frictionless movement."

Liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets combine to allow Lexus to create the impossible.

Check out the full teaser below:

What do you think? Is the future finally here, or is this some type of video wizardry?

[Source: Lexus]


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