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2016 Toyota Mirai Goes Back to the Future | Edmunds.com

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edited February 2016 in Toyota
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2016 Toyota Mirai Goes Back to the Future | Edmunds.com

Toyota marks the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future with a commemorative video that features the film's stars, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, and also serves as a kickoff to the U.S. debut of the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle.

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Member Posts: 9,372
    I really didn't like it when all cars started to look like the same jellybean. And I miss the days when you could tell not only make and model, but year, just at a glance. Some folks aren't going to like the look of the Mirai, but it's unique. I like that they went for it on the styling side of things.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,162
    Indeed, this is like 1958-61 all over again. I am pretty sure Toyota brought Virgil Exner back from the dead.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Member Posts: 9,372
    The hard part is that everyone wants their vehicles to be "slippery" and cut through the air nicely. But all that leads toward similar shapes.

    I don't think fins will come around again, but they would be aerodynamic!
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Heh, fins are back.


  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,162
    The trunk/hatch link prevents them from being fins. Extreme pedestrian safety regs will probably prohibit real fins. Those tail lights are unique though, probably cost $1500 apiece and will be broken by the corner-denting skills typical of the Camry-Prius demographic.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    edited October 2015
    Sorry Fin, they're fins. :D

    "Welcome back, tailfins!" -- Steve Siler, Car and Driver (Automotive News)

    They remind of the '59 Chevy my brother handed down to me for a year or so.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,162
    Where's the credible source? :)

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    Not seeing it. Although the current Toyolex design ethos certainly seems trying to mimic 58-61 domestic cars.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Member Posts: 9,372
    This was my Dad's only foray into fins in '60


  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,162
    Horizontal vs vertical, I don't see it. I do see the link between the overstyled 58-61 domestics and Toyolex, though. Nisfiniti is competing there now, too.

  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    edited February 2016
    I'm anxious to see one in person, but from the pics it looks like resting your Coke can on the fin while you open the hatch could be a bit dicey.


  • rich__erich__e Member Posts: 1
    stever said:

    Heh, fins are back.

    I'd love to know if the fins (yes, they're fins), serve any function other than styling. Aerodynamics? Doesn't seem likely, but I don't have a 2016 Prius, nor a wind tunnel for testing... :)
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Member Posts: 9,372
    Vestigial fins B)
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