Self proclaimed as the next generation American car company, Massachusetts based Local Motors has announced design student Sangho Kim’s Rally Fighter concept will be the first Local Motors Design Concept to be built.
Self proclaimed next generation American car company, Local Motors, from Massachusetts has announced design student Sangho Kim’s Rally Fighter concept will be the first Local Motors Design Concept to be built.
Touting a new low cost way of building cars, the community based Local Motors proposes a micro-factory paradigm to implement a national network of retail locations each capable of manufacturing, sales, and service of their community created designs.
Whether this micro-factory plan materializes remains to be seen, but Local Motors has taken a step forward with this announcement, which see's Sangho Kim receive a prize of $10,000.
Next up, a team of engineers and master machinists from Local Motors will take Kim's Rally Fighter design and layer it onto a universal chassis.
According to Local Motors' plan, the prototype will be transferred to a network of suppliers who will deliver the necessary components direct to the Local Motors facility.
Local Motors wants to produce 2000 units per year up to a target price of $50,000.
See press release below for further details.