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Local Motors Rally Fighter At SEMA

Rally Fighter 1 at Local Motors Rally Fighter At SEMA

This awesome thing you see here is called the Rally Fighter, which sounds like a toy, and it is the first open source car! So like an open source software you’ll be able to download its technical data regarding chassis and everything and then modify it to your own spec, and then of course have Local Motors build it for you.

But that’s geeky stuff we don’t like. This car is so good by default that we wouldn’t want to change a thing anyway. The Rally Fighter features a tubular steel space frame, a 6.2 Liter, V8 Engine with 430 hp and rear wheel drive. It is old school fun! And thanks to its unique structure and variable ride height, you can have fun anywhere on any kind of surface.

The car has an estimated MSRP of around 59,000 USD. The final production model will make its debut at this year’s SEMA show.

Here you can watch a video of the car, then see some picture and after that study its technical specs:

Rally Fighter 2 at Local Motors Rally Fighter At SEMA
Rally Fighter 3 at Local Motors Rally Fighter At SEMA
Rally Fighter 4 at Local Motors Rally Fighter At SEMA

Exterior Hardpoints

  • Overall Length: 189 inches (4800mm)
  • Dual Ride Height (Manual Capability)
  • Overall Height:
    • 69.25 inches (1759mm) High ride height
    • 61.25 inches (1556mm) Low ride height
  • Overall Width: 80 inches (2057mm)
  • Wheelbase: 115 inches (2921mm)
  • Track Width: 69.5 inches (1765mm)
  • Curb Weight: 3,000-3,200 lbs


  • 6.2 Liter, V8 Engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • 430 Horsepower @ 5,900 rpm
  • 424 lbft @ 4,600 rpm
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Approved as 50 state emissions-compliant


  • Construction-Tubular steel space frame
  • Front Suspension:
    • 18″ Travel, independent double A-arm
    • Detachable stabilizer bar
    • Spring System-Long travel coil-over shock absorbers
  • Rear Suspension:
    • 20″ Travel, 3-Link Solid axle with watts link
    • and stabilizer bars
  • Lug Pattern-6 x 135mm
  • Steering Type-Power assisted rack and pinion

Brakes, Wheels, Tires

  • 4-Wheel Anti-lock disc brakes
  • Front: 13″ ventilated – dual-piston floating
  • Rear: 13.7″ ventilated – single-piston floating
  • Emergency brake: Rear drum in rotor
  • Wheels: 17″x8″ aluminum alloy
  • Tires:
    • 275/70R-17(High ride height)
    • 265/50R-20(Low ride height)

More Details: local-motors.com

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