Published on November 6th, 2015 | by Kyle Field19
Toyota Brings Us Back To The Future (Again?) With A Custom Mirai For SEMA
November 6th, 2015 by Kyle Field
This one is too good to be true. A few weeks ago, I posted a review of the Toyota Mirai called “Back to the Future – Driving the Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle.” I covered the quirks in the driving experience, the high-tech (albeit strange) looks of the car, and the feel of the drive. It was an appetizer that seems to have been extrapolated into a full entree, or possibly even a nice meal, at this year’s SEMA show… by none other than Toyota.
Toyota worked with custom car shop MV Designs and Mark Wu to mod the Mirai into a futuristic, Back to the Future–inspired Delorean that looks like it may have been built by Doc Brown himself. The custom Mirai features gull-wing doors (no, not falcon-wing doors — those are double hinged), metallic silver paint, a hiding Mr Fusion unit in the trunk, and of course, the time travel display (that was also recently built into an onboard Telsa app).
On top of some of those standout customizations, the BTTF Mirai includes:
- Conversion from four-door to two-door coupe body style
- Custom 19-inch “Infinity” LED wheels and tires
- Custom air-ride suspension
- Blue LED lighting throughout vehicle
- Custom brushed-aluminum paint
- Heads-up destination clock display
- Integrated tablet replacing original equipment head unit
- Flux capacitor housed in a custom center console
I’m not going to claim credit for inspiring the idea (though that would be awesome if it were the case!) but it does seem to be a fantastic coincidence. It’s actually an official promotional partnership with the film trilogy to help advertise their 30th anniversary and lend a bit of BTTF cool to the Mirai. I have to admit, it feels cooler to me now, though I’m still not sold on fuel cells as the next energy source for our vehicles. One step at a time, Toyota. 🙂
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