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I'm surprised I haven't seen these photos until now but we might have a first look at what Rivian's Rally EV could look like.

In this photo of a R1T from February, you can see a bright blue shell, that kind of looks like a hatchback. It could be for the rally car or for another project.

This is what autoblog wrote about the photos:
According to our spy photographer and his designer source, we shouldn't get too carried away with design speculation from this one prototype. Apparently these design bucks are used for testing sight lines, seating arrangement, ergonomics and such. As a result, the exterior design is far from finished, since most of it won't be seen from the inside. But the window shape does suggest a somewhat curvy hatch, and our photographer notes that the fenders could be similar to production, as they could affect visibility if they're as wide as they appear to be.



 

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I really want this to be the rally car/truck. But it's more likely just to be something they use for testing the R1S and R1T.
 

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I really want this to be the rally car/truck. But it's more likely just to be something they use for testing the R1S and R1T.
I wouldn't doubt a road going version.
However, instead of a model dedicated for that purpose. We might just see the R1S or a smaller Rivian SUV sold as an electric alternative to the Wrangler.
 

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I wouldn't doubt a road going version.
However, instead of a model dedicated for that purpose. We might just see the R1S or a smaller Rivian SUV sold as an electric alternative to the Wrangler.
I really hope Rivian's next move is a smaller SUV, it'd be fun to watch them directly go after the Wrangler.
 

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I wouldn't doubt a road going version.
However, instead of a model dedicated for that purpose. We might just see the R1S or a smaller Rivian SUV sold as an electric alternative to the Wrangler.
I really hope Rivian's next move is a smaller SUV, it'd be fun to watch them directly go after the Wrangler.
That does seem to be the best course of action, but who knows at this stage what Rivian is thinking.
 
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