April 18, 2015
If you saw Transformers, Age of Extinction then you caught a glimpse at Local Motors’ Rally Fighter in the flick. It was the first time they’d partnered with a major motion picture to put their vehicle in it, but it wouldn’t be the last.
After making big moves to sponsor NASCAR driver Ben Kennedy, Local Motors has once again taken to the silver screen in Furious 7, only this time it wasn’t on their terms. The final installment in the Fast & Furious series, according to the blog post penned by Local Motors, used a car that is confusingly similar to the Local Motors DARPA XC2V FLYPMode.
“Don’t get us wrong, we loved the over-the-top, heart-pounding awesomeness that only a movie in this series can provide,” reads the post. “But we don’t love the fact that the movie studio created a vehicle that was clearly inspired by Victor Garcia’s award-winning DARPA XC2V design without giving it the credit it deserves.”
To go along with their claim, Local Motors posted a series of side-by-side photos showing their car versus the one used in the movie. The team is encouraging people to comment with “I’m furious” and share the post with their friends to help stand up for co-creation.
Here are the photos:
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