Furious about "Furious 7": Local Motors claims Universal Pictures stole their design

A valley car company that made headlines after creating the first 3D printed car says Hollywood stole one of its ideas.

Local Motors officials say a car featured in the "Furious 7" film copied one of their futuristic designs.

The design is for an exotic sport-utility-vehicle designed for the defense department called the XC2V.

The company says Furious 7 features a version of their vehicle without any recognition or credit.

"So we are very upset that one of our designs was used without our consent in a movie of this scale," said Jean-Paul Capin with Local Motors.

When you compare both images of the vehicles, there appears to be some similarity.

"I mean it is difficult not to see that this is in fact the same vehicle with a few changes here and there," said Capin.

So what does the auto maker want from Universal Studios? A little money would be nice, but the big thing is the recognition and credit.

"The first thing we want the studio to do is accept who the designer was, and where it came from; Local Motors," he said.

Local Motors is hoping the action on the screen doesn't lead to action in the court.

FOX 10 reached out to Universal Pictures to see what the movie company had to say. They said they were looking into it, but no further response was received.

It's not the first film featuring a Local Motors design. Director Michael Bay worked with Local Motors to feature its "Rally Fighter" car in the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction."
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