The Rally Fighter came into existence in 2007 when John ‘Jay’ Rogers, CEO of Local Motors, set out to build a car that was just as capable in the tough stuff as it was on a Monday morning commute.
In a matter of months, the Local Motors team designed and built the first prototype, and now the factory cranks out 2,000 models a year.
On the outside, the Rally Fighter’s exterior wears a complete vinyl wrap, chosen for saving weight, ease of repair, and personal customization.
Underneath, the off-roader features a rugged tubular steel space frame chassis, a bombastic V8 and mountain-conquering long-travel suspension.
The 430-hp V8 sends power to the rear wheels through a Ford 9-inch rear end, but don’t discount its rear-drive layout where the pavement ends.
Long-travel coil-over shocks allow for 18” of travel in the front, while a four-link setup in the rear allows for an impressive 20” of movement.
Give it the beans and it’ll sprint from 0-60mph in six seconds, all the way up to a top speed of 131mph.