The Rally Fighter is a car designed by the people for the people. It is an innovative design taken entirely from what people requested in a car with their online comments. In other words, it is a car designed from the requests of the online community.
It will be unveiled on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Car Show for the first in-person look at this car. If you want to see a picture and video of The Rally Fighter click here.
The car is unlike any other car because it has the best of all worlds in its design. It can be a luxury touring car and fit a family of four nicely. The car can lift up exposing its massive suspension for full, and they mean full, off road experience.
Its motor is a BMW with enough horsepower to race and win in off road contests. The Rally Fighter goes from 0-60 in just under four seconds. It gets 30 miles to the gallon in the city and 35 on the highway.
Sporty looking and certainly a one of a kind car, it will need to sell for around $50,000 with all that has been put into it to make it the modern car for today’s driving needs.
The car has been built in Massachusetts in a very small garage which houses Local Motors. Local Motors has big plans for producing this car for future sales. It is looking to do a mass production of the Rally Fighter out of a new location in the Phoenix Arizona area, eventually having Local Motors go world wide.
The idea was hatched three years ago at Harvard Business School. The thought was to reinvigorate the automobile business by letting the Internet community design the car. And what a car they designed! It is not only attractive, but it is so many cars rolled into one.
The car is going to be part kit car and part manufacturer car. Because they want to make the Rally Fighter an experience instead of a car purchase, you will need to help build the car when you purchase it.
The idea is that you put down the money for the Rally Fighter and commit to two weekends of assembling your very own car with the technicians who are building it.
This concept lets the car be road worthy under the rules for a kit car, rather than the ones that are set up for the big car manufacturers. Steps such as expensive testing with crash dummies will be able to be skirted. Local Motors stresses this car is very safe with all the airbags and body reinforcements added to it. It also meets EPA admission standards.
Local Motors have already had two dozen people put a down payment on the building of a Rally Fighter.
References: Boston.com and Fox News