Hanging with the homemade Baja Racer
Top Gear tackles a 75-foot jump in the Rally Fighter, a buggy conceived and built by the public
Posted: 15 Nov 2010
Meanwhile, back in the air outside the factory on, or rather 4.5 metres above, the Local Motors test circuit, we are zeroing in on our first landing. Staring at the fast-approaching dirt and tarmac ahead of us, I brace myself for what looks like a hard touch-down, but there isn't any need. As the front wheels soak up their 46cm of plush travel, it feels like we are diving into a large pit of feathers, the only real drama being all the unsecured instruments sloshing around on the makeshift dashboard.