It’s hard to believe that a time travel movie from 30 years ago has remained a classic, but that’s the Back to the Future franchise. Toyota went back to the future with a pickup truck to honor the 30 year celebration of the iconic movie.
The recently revamped midsize truck goes retro to represent the state of automotive fashion in 1985. It wears a similar 1985 Toyota Truck paint color to the movie vehicle, has the same mud flaps, and even has backdated headlights and taillights. The word “Toyota” is also spelled out on the tailgate, and there are “D-4S” (fuel injection) badges, just like in the ’80s.
Of course, the Back to the Future Toyota wasn’t stock, so neither is this one. It sports off-road suspension and Toyota Racing Development wheels, plus some delightfully retro off-road accessories. Those include tubular front and rear bumpers, a light bar, and plenty of KC HiLites lighting. Thin LED light bars may be all the rage today, but nothing beats the look of those KCs.
Cool. Where can I see Marty’s truck?
Copies of the Back to the Future Tacoma will be displayed at “major tourist destinations” in Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas today. Along with the customized truck, Toyota also unveiled a Back to the Future-themed 2016 Mirai at a party for the 1,900 people who signed up to hydrogen fuel-cell car in their garages. Inspired by the DeLorean time machine, it comes complete with gull-wing doors and a head-up display of time-travel destinations.
History, meet future.