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Lexus Teams up with Luc Besson for the Car of the 28th Century

by Paul Strauss
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So I’m here in Miami for a media trip with the folks from Lexus to drive fancy sports cars, among many other awesome adventures. Not only did they surprise us with a cool concept yacht, they pulled the covers off of an incredible futuristic vehicle designed to give us a glimpse at what their vehicles might look like 700 years in the future. What you’re looking at here is the Lexus SKYJET, a flying car they designed for the movie Valerian and the The City of a Thousand Planets.

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The company worked closely with director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy, Leon the Professional) to create a vehicle that combines his unique visual perspective with that of Lexus, and I think the end result is pretty fantastic.

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Apparently, the rider sits forward, leaning towards the handlebars inside the single-passenger SKYJET, much like riding a motorcycle – or a speeder bike.

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While we don’t have flying cars quite yet, I’m holding out hope that we won’t have to wait 700 years to get them.

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Kudos to Lexus for thinking outside of the box with this neat sci-fi ship design. It was so cool to see it up close and personal.

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