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Toyota builds Marty McFly a new truck...and it's totally rad!

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On: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 4:20PM | By: Teddy Field

Toyota builds Marty McFly a new truck...and it's totally rad!

Well, the Chicago Cubs won't be winning the World Series this year, but Back to the Future II got nearly everything else right. And to celebrate, Toyota has given us the truck that Marty would've driven, had he stayed in 2015. So let's dust off our Members Only jacket and check it out...

Based on the redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma, this truck pays homage to the 1985 Toyota Xtra Cab 4x4 that Micheal J. Fox drove in the Back to the Future films. Like the original, this re-imagined Yoda features custom tube bumpers, a roll bar in the bed, KC lights (now LED) in the grille guard and roll bar, a lift kit (i.e. TRD Off-Road package), black TRD wheels, and white-letter tires (BFG instead of the original GoodYears). It's painted the same color as McFly's first truck (i.e. "Black"), and there's even some period-correct throwbacks, like the big 'T O Y O T A' lettering on the custom (non-embossed) tailgate, '4WD' mud flaps, and 'D-4S' fuel injection badges (yes, kids, fuel injection was a big deal in 1985). Then to top it off, Toyota tweaked the headlights and tail lights to more closely match the look of the 1985 Xtra Cab.

I think that we can all agree that this custom 2016 Tacoma is 'totally gnarly', and Toyota should build more of them. Call it the Tacoma '1985', 'Back to the Future Edition', the 'McFly'. Call it whatever you want, people will buy a truck that looks good. And this one is 'totally radical dude'.

Anyway, Toyota built three of these custom Tacomas, and unveiled them (inside a huge blister pack display) on Oct. 21 in Times Square, Dallas, and Los Angeles. They also used them in a Toyota Mirai commercial where Micheal J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd discuss their film's predictions, and a Toyota engineer plays super-fan. It's a long commercial, but totally worth watching.

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