It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since Marty McFly and Doc Brown took audiences Back to the Future. If you remember in Back to the Future Part II, the futuristic date that the duo traveled to was today, October 21, 2015 – and to celebrate the arrival of “the future,” Toyota just unveiled a Mirai hydrogen car that looks like Marty McFly and Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean! It even has gull-wing doors, a flux capacitor and a Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor mounted on the trunk.
“A piece of the future is now a reality with the Toyota Mirai,” Christopher 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.”
Just as Marty McFly and Doc Brown looked to the future, Toyota is also looking to the future with the Mirai’s hydrogen fuel cell technology. “This Back to the Future-inspired milestone has taken 30 years to arrive, and Toyota has been developing hydrogen fuel cell technology almost that long,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “There’s no better way to generate excitement for a turning point in automotive history than with a film that celebrated the possibilities of the future.”
Toyota revealed it’s awesome new Mirai at its Back to the Future event in Los Angeles, but if you want a closer look at it, Toyota is also going to bring it to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas next month.
Also at the event, Toyota officially delivered the keys to the first 300 Mirai owners. The response to the Mirai has been so positive that Toyota has already sold out of its first year allotment of Mirais with over 2,000 reservations already received.
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