*Click below to view images of Marty McFly’s dream truck, and the new hydrogen Mirai
Toyota celebrated Back to the Future Day (Oct. 21, 2015) in high fashion. The date signifies when Marty McFly travelled to the future in Back to the Future Part II.
To honor the movie, Toyota recreated McFly’s dream truck using the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma to introduce a retro-mod look. The company demonstrated the truck to the public in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas.
To make the 2016 Tacoma look like a modern-day version of the classic from the movie, a number of modifications were made, including:
- Custom 1985 Toyota Truck Exterior Paint
- Off-road suspension
- Toyota Racing Development (TRD) wheels
- BFGoodrich Tires
- Custom front and rear tubular Bumpers
- Custom light bar
- KC HiLites Gravity LED G46
- KC HiLites Daylighter Gravity LED
- Custom “D-4S” fuel injection badging
- Custom tailgate with the classic “TOYOTA” logo
- Custom vintage headlight and taillight design
- Mud flaps from the 1985 Toyota truck
Hydrogen Mirai Makes it Debut
Toyota also used Back to the Future Day to reveal its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai vehicle.
The company introduced a video series with actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd who bring the famous trash-into-fuel scene from “Back to the Future Part II” into the present with the Mirai. The video series demonstrates hydrogen fuel’s potential to be sourced from almost anything, including solar, wind and trash.
More than 2,000 people so far have requested to buy a Mirai in California, where it is first available, according to Toyota.
“A piece of the future is now a reality with the Toyota Mirai,” Lloyd said. “Compared to some other technologies predicted in the film, like rehydrated pizza or self-tying shoes, this technology has the real potential to change the world.”