The Rally Fighter was collaboratively conceived by over 2,000 designers. Not one of which is on the books. Local Motorscrowdsourcing design process holds competitions from city-inspired car concepts to detailed vehicle system elements. Everyone has a say in what the car embodies within its design. The result is an abbreviated development cycle with design and functional cues the consumer will connect with. Because that’s exactly who designed it.

Created with the American Southwest in mind, CEO Jay Rogers says the Rally Fighter is, “a statement about sustainability, style and design,” The real meat of the story? It’s a 3,000 lb rally-racer with a 36 mpg clean-diesel engine pumping 265 horsepower and an axle-snapping 425 ft-lbs.

The Rally Fighter was collaboratively created by more than 35,000 designs from 2900 community members spanning over 100 countries. But one man was credited with the car slated to become Local Motors first production car. Korean born Sango Kim submitted the design in 2008. With rave reviews from the rest of the community, the senior design student from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California will see his vision come to life. And the world will get their first glimpse this year at SEMA before it moves to production.

Crowd-Sourced Rally-Racer Rolls Toward Production | Autopia | Wired.com.