For a man who probably has just about any kind of vehicle created, it still must have been pretty cool for Jay Leno to welcome a vehicle like the Local Motors’ Rally Fighter. to his garage.
Looking the part of an SUV with features coming from a variety of other vehicles, including a Corvette engine with a Chevy transmission, a Ford truck rear end with Honda Civic taillights, Mazda Miata door handles, and an F-150 steering wheel. Talk about a melting pot of a rally racer.
Another unique quality of the Rally Fighter is that Local Motors builds each of these models with the help of the people buying the actual cars. That factor, in itself, allows the person who signs the check to have some level of control on how he wants the car built.
As for Jay, well, he always seems to find something interesting to say about the cars that make an appearance at his garage. This one isn’t any different. Check out this rather interesting episode of Jay Leno’s garage by clicking on the video above!
Local Motors, a new American car company focused on building cars for the most influential market, car enthusiasts, has decided to build its first prototype: the Sangho Kim’s design Rally Fighter. The decision to build Sangho’s design was influenced by the community support, focus on car enthusiasts, timeliness and community collaboration.
Ben Messmer, Lead Designer at Local Motors explains the reason why Rally Fighter was choose to be built: “This design has aroused incredible feedback and collaboration from the Community. By promoting discussion and collaboration early on, we are able to design cars we know people want; there is no guessing.”
The Rally Fighter will try to fulfill the desires of the American drivers: American authenticity, mechanicals showing, presence of excellence, playing vs. posing.