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(from Local Motors
Press Release) Local Motors Premiers the Rally Fighter
Off-Road Desert Racer at SEMA
The Off-Road Racer
designed for car enthusiasts, by car enthusiasts is debuted at the
biggest industry event of the year at SEMA, in the 'Making Green
It's one of the most
exciting cars to hit the road in ages. Aggressive, sleek and
inspired by old War Birds, the Local Motors Rally Fighter has the
heritage of legacy with fresh appeal.
The story of this vehicle is in its revolutionary yet simple
development process - it was designed and developed by a community
of car enthusiasts. New American car company Local Motors invites
anyone with a passion for cars to collaborate in an open design
process to help choose and shape the look of each Local Motors
vehicle. Now home to over 4,000 car designers, engineers and
enthusiasts, the Local Motors community is the largest of its kind -
and the only to bring a new car to market.
The Rally Fighter is a premium, authentic off-of-road experience,
custom designed and built for the deserts of the American Southwest.
It was designed by community member Sangho Kim while many Local
Motors' members participated in the open development process.
Together with the company they helped collaborate on body design
details, side vent creation, interior and even accessory design.
Undiluted design, power and efficiency is the result. The Rally
Fighter is powered by a 3.0 liter twin-turbo clean diesel sporting
265 ponies and a striking 425 pound-feet of torque at only 1750rpm
that are directed to the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic
transmission. It is built to suit several different efficient
engines, and so far the customers prefer clean diesel. The Rally Fighter is lightweight at only
3,200 pounds which allows for exceptional performance and
Build process and end product are so efficient the car is debuting
in SEMA sponsored 'Making Green Cool Zone'.� At 30-36mpg, the Rally
Fighter is competing for most efficient in its desert off-road
class. In addition, Local Motors utilizes a sustainable build
methodology and builds cars 'Just-In-Time'. This process creates
little or no waste, and allows customers to actually participate in
the build process of their own Rally Fighter. Local Motors builds
cars with customers in regional Micro-Factories which double as
service stations. The first Micro-Factory is in Wareham,
Massachusetts, and the second will be built in Phoenix, Arizona in
2010. Local Motors plans for 50 Micro-Factories around the country.
This enthusiast experience continues as Local Motors allows
customers to host 'Custom Car Skins' Competitions on local-motors.com.
Local Motors designers compete to create custom graphics to for
Rally Fighter owners based on desired specifications- every outcome
is unique. The graphics are applied with vinyl, not paint, which is
lightweight, customizable, and recyclable.
Local Motors is introducing a heart-pounding new vehicle for
enthusiasts, and with it, a new automotive experience. Participate
in the car design process; build the car you want; choose a custom
car skin. It's all part of the new, sustainable Local Motors
Rally Fighters are now available for reservation:
Early builds will begin
this Summer, 6/8/10.
Rally Fighter Key
Designed by community member Sangho Kim of Pasadena, California
Original, welded steel tubular space frame with lightweight
thermoplastic and carbon fiber body panels
BMW M57 clean diesel engine
Eye-popping 36mpg on the highway, or 30mpg in an off-road
425 lb-ft of torque, 265 horsepower, and only 3,100 lbs
18' of suspension travel, to take on any desert - jumps and all
Manually adjustable dual ride-height options, to go from the
desert to the city with ease
Seats for 4 adults, or 2 adults & 3 children
About Local Motors
Local Motors is a new
American car company setting an exciting and sustainable course to
design, manufacture, and sell cars.
Revolutionary yet simple, Local Motors creates a direct connection
with customers who guide design development based on personal
desires. The outcome of this open, collaborative process is
meaningful, exciting cars designed specifically for car enthusiasts
in local areas. Local Motors will build micro-factories in regions
where demand is highest and cars are built and sold from the
micro-factories on a just-in-time basis. Both the products and
process are sustainable. Local Motors vehicles feature best in class
fuel efficiency while the development and manufacturing process
dramatically reduces waste while maintaining the flexibility to
incorporate new efficient technology as it emerges. The design,
manufacturing, and sales processes are sustainable and agile while
creating a direct physical connection with more fully satisfied
customers in each region.
The first Local Motors design concept to be designed by a community
of enthusiasts and talented designers world-wide, is the Rally
Fighter by Sangho Kim. You can view the Rally Fighter and contribute
to the design development at