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
The Rally Fighter, designed by Sangho Kim, who has recently been hired as a designer by GM, was chosen as the company's first car when it became one of the top seven designs, out of 7,000, on the site. "We looked at all the proposals, and several of them were for building a better version of an existing type of car," says Jay. "That's not what we do here. If you imagine all the current cars on sale as rocks in a jar, there are gaps between those rocks. We want to build niche cars for local communities that fill those gaps, cars that aren't currently produced. Building a better minivan or pick-up truck, it's tough to compete, as you are taking on the establishment."