Freakishly shaped, crowd-designed, and "open source," the Local Motors Rally Fighter is unique even among the world of purpose-built dirt bashers. It's also a ton of fun to watch as it does its thing.

You've already seen the Rally Fighter get freaky in the dirt, but it's up to its antics again, this time as a preview to its foray in the 40th running of the Parker 425, an off-road race along 425 miles of the Colorado River, starting from Parker, Arizona.

After you check out the video, you can keep up with the team's race thread at the Race-Dezert forums.