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The rally fighter from Local Motors: desert racer as a kit

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The Rally Fighter from Local Motors
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D he unusual design of the rally fighter comes from submissions from the Internet. The company management selected Sangho Kim's design from among the numerous submissions from the Local Motors community and put an extremely dynamic prototype on the wheels based on his design. Thanks to the fiberglass construction and the use of weight-saving materials, the 4.80 long and up to 1.76 meter high rally fighter weighs only around 1,450 kilograms.

Rally Fighter with 286 hp BMW diesel

The off-roader is powered by an in-line six-cylinder diesel from the BMW shelf, which has 286 hp and brings a maximum torque of 580 Nm. As with the BMW 335d, the power of the engine in the Rally Fighter is also transmitted to the rear axle via a six-speed automatic. The chassis is also height-adjustable - depending on the setting, wheel-tire combinations in 17-inch format and tire sizes up to 275/70 are used.

The Massachusetts-based rally fighter is aiming for the base price Company around 50,000 US dollars, i.e. around 37,000 euros. Interested customers can of course be inspired by the design ideas of the Local Motors Community and theirs on the Internet Have Rally Fighter put together according to your personal preferences. Local Motors plans to launch around 3,000 rally fighters, according to initial information. The individual kit cars are to be offered and set up in small branches - also service centers. The first of these so-called 'micro-factories' were initially put into operation in Wareham, Massachusetts and in Phoenix, Arizona.


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