Which major car manufacturer would be bold enough (or crazy enough) to put a Corvette LS3 engine into a RWD off-road coupe? Frankly, none of them. That's because most carmakers have to focus on broad consumer appeal and the economies of scale, where niche products like a desert racer have no place. Fortunately, things work a little differently at Local Motors, makers of the Rally Fighter. Instead of drafting vehicles with the mass market in mind, Local Motors uses an experimental crowd-source method where designers, enthusiasts and engineers from around the world form a community with one goal in mind: make the car they'd want to drive.

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