The MultiCam Rally Fighter is but one of the cool vehicles frequently seen at the SHOT Show. Â This purpose-built machine was prominently displayed on the ground floor of the convention center, and drew quite a bit of interest from people wandering by.
The Rally Fighter is built by a company called Local Motors. Â I spoke with Giovani Urrutia, a representative of the company, who explained much of the car to me.
Local Motors is a company building rally cars in Arizona. Â However, the company wants to expand to have a factory in many regions around the country, each building a vehicle specific to the needs of that area. Â For example, a congested city like New York might build a compact car, while a factory located near Houston might opt for a truck or other work vehicle.
The MultiCam Rally Fighter is a fully functioning vehicle, and about 50 of the Rally Fighters are already on the road (perhaps “off the road” is a better description.) Â There are about ten in production and a total of 2000 are expected to be made. Â Owners of the car have to invest their time into actually building the car, not unlike the Habitat for Humanity model.
The engine is a 6.2 L GM crate engine (think Corvette) that cranks out 430 horsepower and 424 foot-pounds of torque. Â The frame is all tubular steel. Â Curb weight depends on options, but 3,800 – 4,000 pounds is the typical range.
Instead of using paint, each Rally Fighter is vinyl wrapped. Â According to Local Motors, this saves 12 pounds off the weight of the car. Â Additionally, the wrap allows for a greater degree of detail with custom graphics.
The Rally Fighter cars are 50-stateÂ emissionsÂ legal, and the price includes driver training. Â MSRP is $99,900.