When it first rolled off the production line in 2007, the Rally Fighter from Local Motors presented an entirely disruptive way of approaching automobile design and manufacturing. More specifically, it proved that an automobile could be made in local facilities from a crowdsourced design direction.

While Local Motors has been busy producing the Rally Fighter over the last seven years—as well as manufacturing a 3D printed car—they have also been busy crowdsourcing designs for a new sports car design.

After sifting through hundreds of design proposals over the past few months, the team (and community) has finally decided that the SF-01 Street Fighter from Greg Thompson is the design that should join the Rally Fighter on the production line:

“Greg Thompson pulled ahead of the pack in the jury selection for its beautiful design featuring an exposed frame and strategic use of body panels to create a dynamic design that definitely turned a few heads… even on the computer screen.”






You can check out more on the design over at Local Motors.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.