If you want to pitch a couple of drones to the world, there are worse ways than enlisting the crew at Local Motors to help with the sizzle reel. I need both of these things in my life.
If you're the type to look out at Armageddon and cheerily say, "no thanks, I've brought my own," we've found your next set of wheels: the Local Motors Rally Fighter. Imagine a Mustang that soaked up a sandrail and you get the jist. It's a sports car so overstuffed with muscle and suspension that it looks you in the…
Patent drawings said to come from a Great Wall subsidiary called Haval have surfaced, illustrating what looks like a lifted Porsche 928 with Ferrari-like snake lights and skid plates. Can't decide if it's a Rally Fighter knockoff or just a potential rival.
Local Motors marketing guy Buddy Crisp pulled off a great get convincing Michael Bay and friends to put the Rally Fighter off-roader in Transformers 4: My Big Fat Robot Wedding Strikes Back. Here's what Crisp had to say about his car starring in the (second?) most successful film franchise based on a toy.
At CCC we're all about experiences. Whether it's a top-down-cruising in a classic Mustang kind of experience, or a hooning-the-bejesus out of a 600+hp RWD off-road machine kind of experience. Last week Local Motors brought a brand new Rally Fighter to Lime Rock Park in order for its proud new owners to experience…
My head was only still for a few seconds of my hot lap in a Rally Fighter, but that's all it took for me to notice the accessory controls were the vehicle's biggest letdown. Local Motors is seeking to rectify that with the integration of an open-source "Galileo board" from Intel.
The Local Motors crew gave me a sparkly Gazoo helmet and promised me a good time if I'd just shut up and climb in one of their Rally Fighters for a "trip around the block," which included hitting the jump in their parking lot and sliding around a dirt course for half an hour.
Local Motors was a little sad when we teased them about the goofy hipsteriness of their power-assisted bicycles, so they asked me over to their headquarters in Chandler, AZ to play with their toys and talk trucks. Didn't really make sense to me either, but who turns down an invite to a warehouse full of sweet vehicles?
Local Motors has been building the Rally Fighter for a few years now. It's big, it's brash, it's powerful. It's really everything you'd want in your ultimate offroading vehicle. And it's everything you imagined it would be, and more.
Here are some words that no one has ever used to describe a Local Motors Rally Fighter: "boring." "Pedestrian." "Yawn." And to make sure it stays that way , Local Motors has decided to stuff a supercharger under the already souped-up hood, so now your desert racer can be propelled by 600 ponies.
This is what it looks like to endo a Local Motors Rally Fighter, land on your wheels, and keep going.
At the Parker 425 desert race in Arizona over the weekend, this Local Motors Rally Fighter hit a jump and flipped end over end. Did it stop? Hell no. It shook the hood off and kept going.
Phoenix-based Local Motors has been busy building off-road rally cars designed by crowdsourcing. Yesterday, it showed off the results of the same process applied to the idea of a military hauler.
The awesome open-source Local Motors Rally Fighter will tackle the Parker 425 cross-desert race. This is a full off-road desert race and a real test for the crowd-sourced Rally Fighter's durability. As for performance? It weighs 3,800 pounds and has a 400 hp turbodiesel engine, so it should do just fine if it holds…
The folks at Local Motors took the Rally Fighter out to Glamis and Plaster City for testin', tunin' and beatin' the ever-livin' snot outta it. This video's got some vehicular explanation and some pretty decent off-roading porn. Enjoy