Production Rally Fighter to Debut at SEMA 2010

At last year SEMA event, Local Motors introduced the Rally Fighter’s prototype, a weird (to say the least) off-road racer. Now, the company announced it will introduce the first four production Rally Fighters, the customers that built them, and the community that came together to make this concept car real.

Developed as an open source project, Rally Fighter boasts a powered-coated tubular steel space frame chassis, an off-road suspension (with a detachable front stabilizer bar and up to 20 inches of travel), as well as a high performance braking system.

Also, key components such as the nose, rear, underbelly and floor pans are made from carbon fiber, in order to reduce weight. Furthermore, the Rally Fighter has a vinyl-wrapped exterior which is 12 lbs (5 kg) lighter than a painted one. In its final form, the car tips the scales at approximately 3,200 lbs (1,451 kg).

Powering the Rally Fighter is a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 430 hp and 424 lb-ft (574 Nm) of torque, coupled with an automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels.

“The Rally Fighter is the world's first open source production car. That means you can download the body and chassis data and do what you want with your Rally Fighter. You can even make new parts and sell them directly to other owners,” the company says.

Pricing for the Rally Fighter is expected to be beyond a $50,000 estimate, but the good news is that customers can reserve a Rally Fighter for a $99 deposit.

Other key aspects of the car include:

  • Overall Length: 189 inches (4,800mm)
  • Dual Ride Height (Manual Capability)
  • Overall Height: 69.25 inches (1759mm) High ride height / 61.25 inches (1,556mm) Low ride height
  • Overall Width: 80 inches (2,057mm)
  • Wheelbase: 115 inches (2,921mm)
  • Track Width: 69.5 inches (1,765mm)

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