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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Known better the fierce figure of Rally Fighter

Dashing ONES - Local Motors made a groundbreaking entry into the automotive scene with the introduction of the Rally Fighter at SEMA 2010. This unique car, adorned with a fierce design, was the brainchild of an online community of automotive enthusiasts.
The Rally Fighter is made by an American company called Local Motors, and launched for the first time at SEMA 2010. (Picture from: Pinterest)
Priced at around $100,000, the Rally Fighter is not just any car; it stands as a testament to the power of crowdsourcing in design. The automotive community's ideas were gathered through the internet, embracing the concept known as 'open source.' This approach allowed anyone with an interest to contribute to the car's development.
Only about 100 Rally Fighters were ever built before production stopped, so they’re incredibly rare. (Picture from: AutoYahoo)
In reflecting on this innovative approach, John B. Rogers, President and co-founder of Local Motors, remarked, "If Henry Ford had Twitter and internet access, he would have designed the car in a different way," highlighting the transformative impact of modern connectivity on automotive design.

 The Rally Fighter is a fusion of a baja truck, a dune buggy, and a sports car, resulting in a truly unique vehicle on a global scale. The wide tires, substantial ground clearance, low roofline, and a front end that strikes a balance between playful and serious, along with distinctive decals, all contribute to its image as a sophisticated adult toy.
The Local Motors Rally Fighter is an off-Road Supercar that prefers anything but pavement. (Picture from: Drive2)
The genesis of the Rally Fighter's design can be traced back to a 2009 internet event, where Sangho Kim of Pasadena, California emerged as the winner. Various contributors participated in designing different components, such as the doors. Impressively, the Rally Fighter took a mere 18 months to go from design to production, a process five times faster than conventional car manufacturing.
The Local Motors Rally Fighter's cabin featured with a stereo, power windows and locks and air conditioning. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Despite its hefty weight of approximately 1,451 kg, the Rally Fighter boasts impressive power. Its formidable appearance caught the attention of moviegoers when it played a role in the 2014 film 'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction,' directed by Michael Bay. (Wanna see another cars).
The Local Motors Rally Fighter powered by a robust 6.2-liter V8 engine, coupled with an automatic transmission, generates 430 hp or 321 kW/436 PS, delivering power to the rear wheels. (Picture from: Drive2)
Under the hood, a robust 6.2-liter V8 engine, coupled with an automatic transmission, generates 430 hp or 321 kW/436 PS, delivering power to the rear wheels. The forceful engine produces a peak torque of 424 lb-ft (574 Nm). In its final form, the Rally Fighter will feature an armored chassis, off-road suspension, and a high-performance braking system.
By its fierce figure made the car also taking a role in the 'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' movie. (Picture from: Drive2)
In a bid to shed some weight, carbon fiber components are strategically incorporated into the car's major sections, including the nose, back, and floor. Additionally, a vinyl material is used to wrap the exterior, making it 5 kg lighter than if covered with traditional paint.
The Rally Fighter has not only made waves in the United States but has also found its way to markets in Kazakhstan, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Local Motors aims to sell 2,000 units of the Rally Fighter before embarking on their next project, further solidifying their place as pioneers in the world of crowdsourced automotive design. As the Rally Fighter continues to captivate enthusiasts globally, it stands as a testament to the limitless possibilities that arise when innovation meets collective creativity. (Wanna see another car of Local Motors). *** [EKA [14022015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RALLY FIGHTER | AUTOBLOG | DRIVE2 | AUTOYAHOO ]
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