/Jay Leno Drives Local Motors Rally Fighter – Video

Jay Leno Drives Local Motors Rally Fighter – Video

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We have heard a lot about Local Motors’ Rally Fighter off-road GT thingy, but we never had a chance to check it out it in details. Now Jay Leno gives us that chance by bringing a Rally Fighter down to the garage. For a car designed by a community and built somewhere in America by a group of 50 people led by a former Marine (sorry, always a Marine) using bits they found in other factories parts bin, the Rally fighter is a seriously awesome bit of kit.

Specs and Details

Exterior HardpointsOverall 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)


115 inches (2921mm)

Track Width:

69.5 inches (1765mm)

Curb Weight:3,800-4,000 lbs.



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, 4-Link solid axle

Lug Pattern:

6 x 5.5


Power assisted rack and pinion

Brakes, Wheels, TiresBrakes:

4-Wheel disc brakes


13.9? ventilated – dual-piston floating


13.9? ventilated – single-piston floating


17?x8? aluminum alloy


275/70R-17 (High Ride Height)
265/50R-20 (Low Ride Height)


  • 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

Design Credits


Sangho Kim


Mihai Panaitescu

Side Vent

Raphaël Laurent


Anthony Franze

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