Local Motors crowd-sourcing new lightweight sports car
According to the latest report, Local Motors's next undertaking will be to build a new sports car. Two of them, actually. Automobile magazine reports that the team leaders have set the basic parameters for the project that involve a front-mounted turbo four driving at least 200 horsepower to the rear wheels through a manual transmission with an independent suspension front and rear. From there, the sky's the limit.
Local Motors intends to produce two versions: one "naked" chassis in the spirit of the Ariel Atom that will be tuned for the track, to be followed by a "clothed" version for the street. Beyond that, we don't know, but it's not because Local Motors isn't saying – it's because it hasn't determined what form the project will take as it evolves.
That will be up to members of its community to propose components and design elements on which they will vote to determine what makes it onto the finished product. One thing we do know is that if it's anywhere near as awesome and off-the-wall as the Rally Fighter, it'll be one heck of a ride indeed.
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