The Rally Fighter from Arizona-based Local Motors is tough and powerful enough to go virtually anywhere, even if it’s not four-wheel-drive. It has been designed using 3-D imaging to create the composite body and other components. The buyer will need to complete about half of the assembly work (brakes, suspension, interior components, etc.) and oversee the installation of the 430-horsepower Chevrolet V-8 and automatic transmission into the tubular-steel space frame. The result is a 3,950-pound rear-wheel-drive 2+2 coupe that can be driven on the street or elsewhere. If you can scrape together about $100,000 and free up a week’s time, you’ll have one very unique ride to brag about. Details at

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