At the SEMA Show Local Motors has unveiled the prototype of the Rally Fighter, the off-road racer developed in just 15 months through the innovative crowdsourcing design process. The four-seater car is powered by a BMW 3.0 liter diesel engine and will go on sale on summer 2010.
The Rally Fighter offers an authentic off-of-road experience, and is 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.
The Rally Fighter is powered by a BMW 3.0 liter twin-turbo clean diesel delivering 265 hp and 425 pound-feet (576 Nm) of torque at only 1750rpm that are transferred to the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Rally Fighter is lightweight at only 3,200 pounds (1,450 kg) which allows for great performance and efficiency.
The car is debuting in SEMA sponsored "Making Green Cool Zone". At 30-36mpg (12.8-15.3 km/l) , the Rally Fighter is competing for most efficient in its desert off-road class.
Rally Fighters are now available for reservation at www.local-motors.com/rf. Early builds will begin this Summer, 6/8/10.
(Car Body Design's news)