Hey, check out that four-by-four! (Get it? Get it??? That’s the line Marty McFly, the star of the Back to the Future, those movies about the car, says when he sees a Toyota truck that’s just staggeringly beautiful, in the movie.) Anyways, it was such a great truck that Toyota decided to make another one, this time based on a 2016 Tacoma.

Today is the inevitable “Back to the Future Day,” which is a real holiday much like Boss’s Day is a real holiday, in that it isn’t. But while you’re still going to be bombarded with crap about it ad nauseum to the point where you want to stab yourself in the eye with the pointy end of a flux capacitor, Back to the Future Day is vastly better than Boss’s Day, as we all genuinely love BTTF.

(AND ALSO OUR BOSSES OF COURSE LOVE YOU PATRICK GEORGE)

But in all seriousness, I really did love that Toyota from the movie. It was understated yet still wild, strong and menacing. It’s the quintessential pickup for drag racing Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Which is why it’s so nice to see that Toyota’s done another one themselves, even if only a few copies.

The new version comes with the same black paint from 1985 as the original, as well as lifted suspension, custom bumpers and tubular roll bars, new wheels, tires, the same mud flaps (!!!) as on the original, fat KC HiLites lights to see everything, and even new custom vintage headlights and taillight designs.

If I’m being completely honest, I’d still rather have the original. But this comes damn close, and is probably the way all of these trucks should come straight from the factory.


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