Testing was conducted at a specially constructed hoverpark, combining elements from skate culture with technology within its architecture. Up to 200 metres of magnetic track was transported to Barcelona from the Dresden facility to lay beneath the hoverpark surface in order to create the dynamic test, offering Lexus the opportunity to demonstrate tricks no skateboarder could ever perform, like travelling across water. In all, the project took more than 18 months to complete. T E C H N O L O G Y UPS AND DOWNS It took months of testing to transform maglev technology into a refined track and board – from building a new track, to figuring out the perfect amount of lift, to testing for days on end to get the hoverboard ready to ride.
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