Fear factor: 30,000 miles of unpredictable terrain
Choice ride: Local Motors Rally Fighter
According to Guinness World Records, the Pan-American Highway is the world's longest "motorable" road. It is also one of the world's most dangerous.
Running from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to the southern tip of Chile, the Pan-American Highway is made up of a network of roads that stretch nearly 30,000 miles across two continents. Although much of the highway (particularly the portion that runs through the U.S.) sits fairly low on the danger scale, a small portion of it, which runs through Costa Rica, features some of the world's most dangerous drivable miles. Appropriate named the "Hill of Death," the San Isidro de El General-to-Cartago section of the highway boasts an onslaught of narrow turns, steep cliffs and eroded terrain caused by the country's rainforests.
The good news is, even the most precarious parts of this route will be of no match to you if you have the right set of wheels. In this case, the Local Motors Rally Fighter. After all, with so many miles ahead of you, you'll need a car that is fast, powerful and gives good gas mileage. Loaded with a 6.3-liter V-8 engine and a set of oversized wheels that can get you up and over virtually anything, the Rally Fighter is the choice ride to accompany you on your Pan-American journey. It won't do much for you in terms of the interior, but you'll certainly appreciate its rally car roots as you journey from the tip of the world to the end.