Posted on: Nov 18, 2010
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Local Motors Open Source Vehicle Rally Fighter

If you've never heard of Local Motors, then you'll be surprised to learn that this company is trying to become the new generation of American auto manufacturing. They aim to do this by offering an "open source" platform to their vehicle design and development process. It's impressive to see on their website the numerous designers from around the world looking to build and design their own car.

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The Rally Fighter is Local Motors' first such project, and it was design by Sangho Kim and shown at the SEMA Show. It was there that Local Motors announced that it will also be distributing these vehicles through "micro-factory" retailers, with an intended target price of just under $50,000. Their goal is to produce approximately 2,000 units every year. The Rally Fighter presented at the show is street-legal, and is carbon fiber-bodied with the intention of being used off-road. It's powered by a 430 horsepower LS3 V8 engine. We can't wait to see what they will unveil next.

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