It's Real: Lexus Finally Released Footage Of People Riding Hoverboards

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Back in 2014, the world was duped into thinking the dream of one day owning a functional hoverboard would come true.

It was called the HUVr, Funny Or Die's genius attempt at pranking everyone with a fake hoverboard.

The humor website even worked with celebrities, artists and athletes to try to convince everyone this revolutionary form of transportation was real.

Despite the awesome video for it, the ride turned out to be fake.

However, this year, luxury automaker Lexus is proving real, fully-functional hoverboards can actually exist.

The new product is called the SLIDE, and we first got word of it back in June.

The project's description on Lexus' website reads,

Creating SLIDE required re-engineering core technologies and uncovering true technical innovations. From assembling maglev technology into a board, to finding the right combination of superconductors, magnets and liquid nitrogen -- every step pushed the team to stretch the possibilities of technology.

It's like something out of a sci-fi movie or "The Jetsons."

The fact that it took this long to create a hoverboard suitable for recreational use proves the behind-the-scenes process couldn't have been a walk in the park.

As of right now, Lexus has yet to announce a date when the SLIDE will be available for purchase.

I can't wait.

Check out the videos below for a closer look!

Lexus created a functional hoverboard called the SLIDE. It might just change the way you navigate the streets!

Lexus International on YouTube

The story of how it came about and the road to making the hoverboard a reality weren't as smooth as you might think.

Lexus International on YouTube

The moment of truth? The product testing sessions.

Lexus International on YouTube

Citations: A Hoverboard Developed by Lexus That Uses Magnetic Levitation (Laughing Squid)