Nov. 29, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST
Nov. 29, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST
Hopefully the show doesn't turn into a Ford commercial. You listening, '24'?
Nov. 29, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST
Nov. 29, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST
KITT is a Mustang? Not crazy about it. The musclecar look isn't right for KITT. Maybe its a product placement like the Bumblebee Camero.
Nov. 29, 2007, 7 p.m. CST
He killed those Sagitarians! He needs to be thrown out of an airlock!
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST
by Rogue Trooper
Hmmm, it looks a little chunky to me. Could work if they get "voice over guy" to be the voice of K.I.T.T. "Imagine a world...one man...ride of your life" et cetera.
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST
I just cannot see a show like this doing well in todays day and age. I loved this show growing up as a child but with the mindset of todays youth I just cannot see how this will appeal to anyone but maybe some nostalgic grown ups who will watch the 1st episode out of curiosity and then taper off in droves by the 2nd episode.
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST
...by changing the car model, this show could be called "anything" and simply be any old show that they wanted it to be -- about a futuristic car that does cool stuff ( VIPER anybody? ) -- so why even call it Knight Rider?? ...still, Im interested since Knight Rider was part of my teenage prime-time line-up. I do find it odd that this is being brought out as though it hadn't been done already ... the Hoff was in that Knight Rider comeback years ago with the chick who became the new Knight Rider, where KITT becomes an ugly RED car that was able to convert into a slow moving BOAT... that whole thing was a disaster-- and I believe that there was a "Team Knight-Rider" show at one point wasn't there?? --they had, like-- FIVE cars or something...an SUV...a Jeep... all super low budget, even for original Knight-Rider standards. SO now we come to the decade of WELL-DONE re-imaginings and do-overs... Galactica being the best of the bunch. I love that show-- and on a certain level, its like a dream come true...all my favorite properties from my youth making it back, fresh and new and with bigger budgets and better FX and stories-- granted, some hit and some MISS... BADLY. I'll keep my fingers crossed for KITT-- in an age of live action TRANSFORMERS, the "tone" of the show will have a LOT to live up to spark the kids imaginations like it did back in the day... by KIDS, I mean ME...
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST
by Anakin Whoopass
GM killed the Trans Am and related cars in 2002 but the Camaro is coming back and would be the closest thing to a current Trans Am. The 2006 Camaro concept even has the slot for KITT's eye in the standard design! I just can't see KITT as a Ford. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth-generation_Chevrolet_Camaro
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST
seriously, that is butt-ugly. it looks like a mustang cross-bred with a pug terrier.<p> they should have left us with the fond memories of the cheesy 80s show.<p> this thing is gonna stink bad. Hitman bad.<p>
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST
why do you have faith? there's a reason this show was canceled, i got old and tiresome. Enough with the remakes already. I may be beating a dead horse here, but lets get some new and original television going! yes Knight Rider was a good show for its time but those days have come and gone. I sick of trying to bring back my childhood, it rarely works. We are letting the powers that be off to easily, we keep letting them recycle old ideas to make a quick buck. We need to take a stand and demand new and more inventive ideas. Enough is enough already! what's next? Welcome back Kotter 2010 or maybe Perfect Strangers 2 (the new roomies) Come on now, our kids need their own original programs to be nostalgic about!
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST
It looks chunky, exactly. The grill screws with the streamline effect.
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST
"yet soft and yielding like a Nerf ball".<p> 10 pts to the first talkbacker to get the reference here.
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST
My Three Dads!<p> three times the hilarity.
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST
Thats ridiculous. I didn't care about Bumblebee changing because they at least picked cool cars for him to become, this is a mess.
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:24 p.m. CST
...forgot to bring up the point about changing the basic model of the car... you KNOW that any fan of the old show is wanting to see an updated version of the Trans Am-- ( wheres the Pimp My Ride guys??) -- but to change the model of the car altogether may be ratings suicide-- Do you think that Herbie could be ANYTHING other than a BUG? Could the General Lee be anything other than a '69 Dodge Charger? Could Back to the Future still be cool without the Delorian? --course not! Thats why that flying train at the end of the movie was crazy cheesy! Seems that only Batman and Bond can go and change their rides on a regular basis...but they're the stars and the vehicles are only tools of the trade for THEM... KITT "IS" the star of the show...so I dont know how everyone will take it...either a cool upgrade and a good decision-- or a slap in the face. Kinda like making Supermans costume GREEN or something... anyways, thats my rambling-- for all I know, the show may be way cool. Lets hope so!
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST
Awww fuck yeah.
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST
let's not hope so. let's hope it fails. then we can show them that it's best to leave well enough alone. Didn't you learn from the Night Stalker remake, or Bionic woman? hell Hollywood even tried with Starsky and Hutch, Dukes of Hazard, Miami Vice.. here's a few obscure ones...Car 54 Where are You, Beverly Hillbillies, Dennis the Menace, Dragnet....it's a never ending void of SHIT!!!
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST
by jimmy rabbitte
not so good...
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST
and make it all faggy
Nov. 29, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST
The new mustangs are for pussies and redneck...maybe this a mutoid KITT like all the failed mutoid Ripley clones in Alien Resurrection
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST
by Pound Sand
* sigh *
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST
by Paul T. Ryan
According to Knight Rider uberfan Victor Kros on the IMDB, "A Storm Is Coming"... Given his earlier pro-Larson rants against NBC's project I think he's intimating that Larson is trying legal avenues to get this production shut down. Sad, and not a little pathetic on Larson's part, no? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1114258/board/flat/91003778?d=91003778#91003778
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST
by Bob Cryptonight
What a terrible design!
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST
by Turd Furgeson
We get some over priced, redneck american shit car.. At least develop a car of your own.. Now that I have seen this douchey car, I give the show 8 episodes, tops. I want to love it, but JEEZ, even Michael Bay knew to make Bumble Bee Cool, not a fucking car that's been around for 4 years already!
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST
by Pound Sand
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST
The windows aren't even tinted.
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST
...the car looks like shit.
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST
Holy crap that looks like ass. Retarded, ugly and ridiculous ass!
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST
by Pound Sand
A small, beer saturated hard-on. With a hat.
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST
But...I actually did watch Team Knight Rider when I was younger and you know what...the show wasnt actually all that bad. I think if it wasnt on at 3am it might have caught some type of fanbase besides the kids trying to find something to watch after being engrossed by skinemax back when it was actually skinemax...not that that was me or anything.
Great, a fucking FORD! I can see it now Knight: "KITT, I need you buddy" KITT: "I'd love to help you Michael, but my fucking tranny just dropped and my fucking engine is dead! Hopefully AAA can tow my useless ass over to you!"
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST
That's it, no more.
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST
by Prof. Pop-Cult
...He'll appear in a smattering of episodes, later in the series should it manage to run for a few seasons, and be rendered completely in CG.
Nov. 29, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST
Each one of you whiners would cum in your shorts if someone tossed you the keys to a near 600 horsepower supercharged Shelby GT500KR, a $70,000 mustang which isn't even on the market yet. You'd have been happier to see K.I.T.T. as a fucking Solstice? AH, wait, see the thing is, it doesn't matter what the car is, you all would bash it for not being a shit-box 1981 Pontiac. Get over it already, ya bunch of venom spewing pussies and your deuchy comments like--> BUBLEBEE WAS A VW BUG, KITT WAS A TRANS AM! by mask-a-tron Nov 29th, 2007 07:29:24 PM Selling out to FORD is what killed Transformers for me and has ruined Knight Rider 3000 for me. OK, so all those GM vehicles in Transformers were FORDS huh? Dumbass. It's this bullshit "hate" mentality some of you have. Cause it's cool to hate shit, you know. Same deuchebags that sit in the basement in thier black t-shirts all pissed off cause thier favorite "unknown" band hit it big, and now you have to hate them, cause now they've "sold out" of course.
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST
People could deal with Transformers, because all the generations used different vehicles for them, but KITT WAS and always WILL BE a Trans Am, which was essencially a camaro since they shared platforms. This is why all the other knight rider spinnoffs failed... because they couldn't even get the fucking car right.
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST
don't le it get to you. It's like complaining because people didn;t accept that House 2 (the second story) did'nt keep up to the standards of the original. A piece of shit is a piece of shit no matter how you look at it. Don't let the easily fooled upset you.
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST
That car does not look sleek at all. It doesn't even look all that modern or hip. Maybe it's the pic but it looks like a big brick. Oh, well...first BIONIC WOMAN and now this...
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST
2 different images laid on top of each other instead of edited together.... I love Shelby GT 500s.. but that looks really lazy and stupid
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST
by Ye Not Guilty
You know it's true.
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST
If you would then you're easily amused. I certainly couldn't care less about the GT500KR, it'll still handle like a POS with that solid rear axle from the 50's. I'll take a Roush Mustang anyday. And really it just doesn't look right as KITT. The "eye" is now in the hood nostrils? Really? How's the supercharger getting its air then? Meaning the car they use in the production probably doesn't HAVE the supercharger, it probably is a V-6 mustang with a body kit to save costs since they'll need multiple vehicles anyways.
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST
by Z 008
I bet I'm the first person to make that joke. Seriously it is quite shiny, thought I'm still not excited for the show.
Kitt should have All-Wheel-Drive so it handles better. To claim KITT as being some sort of wonder performance car loses its logic when it is a rear-wheel drive car! If someone handed me the keys, I'd sell the P.O.S. and buy a 2008 Subaru WRX STI, which still can blow this thing away! Hell, I could buy TWO!!!
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST
And again, another dumb ass comment out of Mask-a-deuche. Ok, you say Ford = Made in America POS, so you'd sell it and buy an American Motorcycle... AFTER you fuck the sister I don't have in it. Excellent. You've made my point for me, you're an idiot. Now, may your armpits be infested with the fleas of 1,000 camels. The new Knight Rider may very well suck ass, and most likely will, however it won't be the car's fault. It'll be the bad writing, bad acting, and extra helping of CHEESE on top.
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:26 p.m. CST
by George Newman
man, that was fantastic
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST
None of the transformers in the movie were Fords. I would agree w/ the '09 Camero but everyone would just think they were biting off Bumblebee, can't really think of another car that would fit, at least it won't be a 25 year old rust bucket Trans-Am. Sorry to the faithful, but it's 2007, the most advanced car in the world won't be some hoopty belonging to a mullet wearer.
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST
by Trader Groucho 2
even with Lindsay Lohan's hand on the shifter.
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST
Given that this production is going to be a dynamic television achievement heh heh, prediction: <p> Kitt will have the voice of a cranky mommy type constantly hectoring Mikey or it will have sexy voice and in the sweeps month we get to see the owner of the voice is an ugly betty. <p> Getting pumped yet?
Nov. 29, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST
Shape-shifting abilities, indeed!
Nov. 29, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST
And then it would say "Oh, how cute..." just before driving over and pulverizing K.I.T.T. <p>Now THAT'S geeky for you.</p>
Nov. 29, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST
That is the ugliest car I think I have ever seen. What a bad joke!
Nov. 29, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST
this is not KITT. This is nothing close to KITT. The damned silver viper from VIPER was a closer incarnation to KITT than this. They should have stuck with the original Transam and gone with the 'nice classic car' style. F-up the interior with all sorts of modern blinky things if you must, but leave the exterior as it originally was. And bring in a sidekick car, like the A-Team van, voiced by Mr T.
Nov. 29, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST
by uss cygnus
Kitt's gotta be a Corvette.
Nov. 29, 2007, 11 p.m. CST
by uss cygnus
You feelin' me?
Nov. 29, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST
Look at the pictures at the link provided. Someone just photoshopped a crappy red LED in the grill. This is pretty poorly done.
Nov. 29, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST
Gotta luv the GT500!!!!!!!!!! Still, KITT was a lot more sleek looking then the '05 and up Mustand, which is more balls to the wall power in yer face muscle!! Though, the same could be said about the batmobile until Batman Begins. They took a car that had a long history of being even more "sleek" then KITT ever was (Tim Burton's Batmobile) and made it into a fuckin' TANK! and it WORKED!! This may still work if done right.
Nov. 29, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST
KRINO? The image of a Mustang is pure racing muscle. You don't pimp out cars like this with computerized geek cr@p crammed inside... or bouncing red LEDs on the hood for that matter. Plus, like others have said, it's rather chunky. If they insist on using a fast, American enthusiast car, the Vette would've been a better design choice... though a Mustang would probably handle better.
Nov. 29, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST
The asthetic of the kitt from the 80's was that it was this stealthy, sleek shape. The mustang is bulky and clunky looking. They should have used a concept car...even a new vette would have worked.
Nov. 29, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST
forgot an "e" in asthetic
Nov. 29, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST
GM doesn't have a TA in production anymore. So screw it. Want something old school with a new twist? Take a peek at the new Challenger getting unveiled in Chicago in a couple months. That should get you muscle car douche nozzles all-a-tinglin' in the lower loin region. My choice though, would be a KITT in a Dodge Viper. Oh, crap. They did that already. The show was called VIPER wasn't it? How about a rusted out Dodge Diplomat, or an old Crown Vic police cruiser. Seriously, want to do something exotic and "green", then they should consider using a TESLA ROADSTER as the template.
Nov. 29, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST
Nov. 29, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST
Who cares.. I don't really see why knight rider so much coverage on this site..
Nov. 29, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST
Seriously. Kitt was built for aerodynamic speed. That's a muscle car, not a racer. Don't get me started.
Nov. 30, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST
I love Mustangs and I'm happy for Shelby, but damn, it should have been a Pontiac. Hell, at least a G6 Coupe.
Nov. 30, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST
Seriously, a Mustang? That just ain't right. <BR><BR> KITTINO!!!!!!
Nov. 30, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST
From the links front page. "UPDATE: Sources with the involved companies tell us this is the real car -- the actual car to be used in the show. But, because "it wasn't working at the effects studio yesterday," someone did photoshop the red light."
Nov. 30, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST
by The Outlander
Looks even more like a Cylon than the original did.
Nov. 30, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST
by The Ghost of Marcus Brody
or some shit like that? Scott Baio is in this right?
Nov. 30, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST
If there's that new Camaro there's gotta be a Firebird around the corner
Nov. 30, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST
If you check out the close-ups, the 'KITT EYE' has been tampered with, now I would assume they would do this with practical effects not CG. So either this has been faked or its a photoshop mock up (Which given production status I could possible belive). Not sure the look works though, how can you beat the original KITT ??
Nov. 30, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST
Nov. 30, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST
by Det. John Kimble
Let's all agree to keep the Writer's strike going until this project dies.
Nov. 30, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST
should be black. But I like it.
Nov. 30, 2007, 2:15 a.m. CST
by Stupendous Man
Seriously...that had better be a fake...or else im gona turbo boost somebody up the A$$!
Nov. 30, 2007, 2:16 a.m. CST
It is a nice looking car, but it isn't K.I.T.T. Now can you imagine if they used a Bugatti Veyron? it wouldn't be cost effective, but it would be awesome. I even think the Koenigsegg ccx would have been better. K.I.T.T needs to be sleek but mean
Nov. 30, 2007, 2:44 a.m. CST
or a 1989 Nissan Stanza.
Nov. 30, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST
Why couldn't they have got something that looked more like the classic KITT? Or is this marketing dollars at work again?
Nov. 30, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST
by Evil Lincoln
...Ford Pinto! The bad guys would never try to rear-end him!
Nov. 30, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST
You know, knight rider did have this crazy coherant story happening in the back ground, but as a kid, all i liked was the trans-am, the dude driving it and the turbo boosts and chases. <p>What's this?? seriously??? If trans -am no longer makes a car, so the f'k what. Get the last known model and bring back knight rider the way it needs to be brought back. With the hoff getting more surgery and becoming that new character.
Nov. 30, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST
the new KITT is the new Homer.
Nov. 30, 2007, 4:46 a.m. CST
by Fried Gold
these new Shelby GT500's are a bit lame and ridiculous..... So maybe it's just right for Knight Rider.
Nov. 30, 2007, 5:47 a.m. CST
So the Vehicles of all other People, trying to ram this wannabe-K.I.T.T won't be launched into the air anymore? - Now that's disappointing! In my Opinion, this is only a KITT-Bashing like in "Pimp my Car", istead of a new Real K.I.T.T.
Nov. 30, 2007, 5:47 a.m. CST
ripoff series from the late 90s.
Nov. 30, 2007, 6:37 a.m. CST
A worthless show hosted by a pompus ass. If an uppity Brit doesn't like the new GT500, then Ford hit it's mark in the design. Besides, the sales numbers of the new mustang (of which the GT500 is a slight tweek) are in no way ridiculous. As for the GT500 specifically, it is selling for 10,000 - 20,000 over MSRP due to low supply and high demand. That ain't "ridiculous" by any means. Fuck top gear!
Nov. 30, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST
by The StarWolf
One of K.I.T.T.s best-known attributes is that it's the fastest car on the road. This thing looks like it belongs on a construction site, not a race track. :ppp And yes, there was a TEAM KNIGHT RIDER. The series can be summed up by one female character's comment that "I wish that, just ONCE, I was given a mission wich didn't involve my wearing a push-up bra." Which also explains why it didn't last more than a season.
Nov. 30, 2007, 7:17 a.m. CST
With the extra bump for the KITT eye it makes the hood look more like one of for a Dodge Ram rather than a Mustang.
Nov. 30, 2007, 7:19 a.m. CST
Not a POS Ford product!
Nov. 30, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
Looks more like a tank than a sports car, with that big ass front end. Kitt was sleek and aerodynamic.
Nov. 30, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST
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Nov. 30, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST
by Abin Sur
Maybe we'll get a crossover episode like in the old days...you know, Fall Guy meets ALF, that kinda thing.
Nov. 30, 2007, 9 a.m. CST
This show is simply going to be a giant vehicle to sell Ford cars.<p> SEE WHUT I DID THAR?
Nov. 30, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST
http://uk.gizmodo.com/2006/09/11/the_new_knight_rider_kitt.html<p>This concept car looks MUCH better than this Ford wannabe.
Nov. 30, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST
KITT can't fly.
Nov. 30, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
Nov. 30, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST
Noone cared about Knight Rider until they fucked up the car. All of sudden this is major news :)
Nov. 30, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
We've been buried in a construction site--again! You'll have to blast us out of here, partner!!
Nov. 30, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
I might not cum in my shorts, but yeah, I'd be excited if I won THAT care. Of course I would. But the point here is, THAT car is not KITT.
Nov. 30, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST
Nov. 30, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST
Let me guess. You both drive little import cars that you'd have to dump $20,000 into so that you MIGHT be able to compete against a stock Mustang GT. Your ignorance and stereotyping is nausiating. I personally think KITT needs to be a new Corvette. That's the closest thing on the market that retains the general aesthetics of the old Knight Rider.
Nov. 30, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST
Man, everyone and their mom has one of those now. It just feels like product placement. This is the car they stuck in I Am Legend too right?
Nov. 30, 2007, 11 a.m. CST
by The Disco Plumber
Nov. 30, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST
It's Carlos Mencia--wtf? Check it out: http://2url.org?mencia_signed_for_kr
Nov. 30, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST
This car really does look terrible. K.I.T.T. is supposed to be sleek and this is so terribly bulky. Maybe if they get rid of those awful racing stripes the car wouldn't look so bad... I like the idea of a corvette, though- I can just hear K.I.T.T. "I'm a mustang now?! WTF? Whos dumbass idea was this?" and then drives off in embarassment.
Nov. 30, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST
Or racing stripes? And I'm surprised if Ludacris isn't the voice of KITT.
Nov. 30, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST
by Cotton McKnight
i want one.
Nov. 30, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST
So with this new K.R. movie, does the last one from the early 90s not exist in the cannon?(sp). you know the one where Devon is killed and all... snapshot for those that aren't old enough to remember... Michael Knight is recalled from retirement because crime has become rampant.KITT has been dismantled and the parts sold. Devon Miles has managed to recover all but one chip which has been implanted in the head of a female cop, Shawn McCormick, whose brain was destroyed by a bullet. KITT is installed in a box and used in Michael’s ‘57 classic Chevy. He and the cop, who has a chip on her shoulder as well as in her head, are teamed. Meanwhile, the foundation is preparing the new car, the Knight 4000 a GM Prototype car.
Nov. 30, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST
Isn't this his gone in 60 seconds car? :) But really, this is actually the remodeled batmmobile.
Nov. 30, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST
by jimmy rabbitte
...for the "Voice of KITT"<p> ...you KNOW that would ROCK.
Nov. 30, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST
If you think that car is ugly, I have just one question for you: where do you get your dresses, Nancy?
Nov. 30, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST
Just change the whole show to a live action version of stroker and hoop? The drivers are a pair of loser private dicks and the car is addicted to gambling and getting washed by beautiful women
I like the car. Considering Pontiac does not make the Trans Am anymore they simply had to go another route. What's wrong with a Shelby Mustang? Nothing, it's a pretty powerful and fast muscle car that can be driven around and not cause people to stop and gawk. A guy trying to fight crime in secret should use a car than blends in with what's on the road I think. He's not Batman after all.
Nov. 30, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST
Blame the company for not having a pony car....:) Plus,when are you 30-45 year old kids gonna figure out that these "reboots" are for real kids,....like the ones you apparently don't have cause your here bitching about movies instead of out procreating. Betweem Smokey and the Bandit,Knight Rider,Ateam,Simon&Simon,Fall Guy,Rockford Files,and the fucking Bay Transformers....Your GM ad shows had their day.... Andy Griffith,Steve Mcqueen,Heston's Neville,Spencer4Hire,all worthy characters drove Ford. Chevy is a french race car driver,not IMHO a car division.And GM is an anachronym for US's real big problems. We,as Americans,have two winners of F1 championships....One driving a Ferrari,....and a naturalized citizen from Italy driving a Ford powered Lotus. Irony is funny that way,...but Ford was first,....ALOT.Bowtie boys and MASNART boys need not apply where real men are needed. PS:I hope this is fake,...:)
Nov. 30, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST
"the red 'woosh woosh' thing is so 80's,shoulda made it blue, or just not had it at all." WTF?
Nov. 30, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST
I mean, we're talking about a sentient car that talks in a british accent, so whatever. But, this mustang style makes me throw up a little in my throat. I guess I just expected something more....exotic? for some reason. <p> Yay, bland-o-rama!
Nov. 30, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST
Nov. 30, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST
or are those just "too" trendy?
Nov. 30, 2007, 5 p.m. CST
http://tinyurl.com/27y7gk <p> It's still be better than that stang.
Nov. 30, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST
...and just about every other model of car on the road at the moment...
Nov. 30, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST
They need to flip the grill. He looks like he's frowning. Sorta same thing happened with the ED-209 grill in RoboCop. It was, originally, the other way around and it made him look like he was smiling. They turned it upside down to make it grimacing. This for KITT just looks stupid. Flip the grill. It just doesn't look right.
Nov. 30, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST
by Anakin Whoopass
If they're making a new Trans Am then that's what KITT should be. Just like the original it needs a custom front end and maybe solid black wheels to suggest armor, but otherwise it's perfect.
Nov. 30, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST
why geeks should never talk about cars. First of all, yea this sucks. But it sucks because it misses the mark and the feel of the show. Not because the cars sucks... first, any douche complaining about "Fords" in TF'ers needs a clue. All the major vehicles were GM's, except Barricade. Second, the original was a busted ass 82 Trans Am that ran 25K max, while this is a KR (King of the Road)edition Mustang that'll prlly run ya 60K. So, it's certainly not cheap... it's just the WRONG choice.
Nov. 30, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST
First Transformers, now this. I guess all an auto company has to do is show up with a couple of product=placement dollars and ANYBODY will bend over and grab their ankles --even give them complete control of the show1 That piece of shit up there doesn NOT look like K.I.T.T., it looks more like KITT's gay brother. They should have stuck with the sleek look of the Trans-Am, or find a model with similar lines. This car looks too bulky, and not anywhere near sleek enough. BIG fucking mistake!
Nov. 30, 2007, 8:24 p.m. CST
WHY DO WE HAVE TO SELL FORDS WITH THIS SHOW? WHY WHY WHY???
Nov. 30, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST
Nov. 30, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST
I'd buy THAT for a Dollar!
Nov. 30, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST
--if you'll indulge me a sec-- I think it would actually be great if the body style was, in fact, the older Trans Am style that everyone knows him as ( KITT that is ) -- that would make KITT very unsuspecting and none of the characters on the show that he would be up against would expect that this older model was, in fact, the most advanced car on the planet-- they would shrug it off as a non-threat and BAM-- KITT would show them whats what. --general characters would alwasy be amazed that the car is always cherry and looks like new...the bad guys wouldnt give it a second look or consider it a threat in todays world... KITT would be an even more unique movie/tv vehicle since they dont make them anymore... Im assuming that the show needs the sponsorship from a major manufacturer, making them use vehicles that act more as "product placement" than plot device-- creatively, that's eventually going to backfire-- Theres no hate here, so dont get me wrong-- KITT is what he is, a TransAm from a past era-- customize him all you want as long as hes still a black TransAm-- and he'll still be the character... if you wanna make him a Mustang or something else, tha's fine too-- but just CALL him something else, then. Dont tell your audience that you're going to present KITT or Knight Rider if that's not what you plan to deliver. DISCLAIMER*-- were all going off on a LEAKED photo, by the way...(on a car that looks like it's not even completed yet..there's not even tint on the windows yet )-- who KNOWS how the show will turn out or the tone and direction it will take, so when all is said and done, we're ALL just spinning our wheels ( heh, that was a PUN) until the show comes out, right? This just shows that the old show obviously means something to a lot of us and we all walk the fine line of wanting something "new" and wanting to re-live our youth any way we can ( as long as it's OUR way! lol) -- hey, I hate getting older just like everybody else! I'll look forward to see how they handle the show...
Nov. 30, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST
A relic. Simple as that. It's all about the now.
Dec. 1, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST
Bloody hell. I give uo wth these idiots. I prefered the konnesig
Dec. 1, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST
The cars in Transformers were GM products.
Dec. 1, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST
I like the Mustang - but as K.I.T.T? NOOOO! Yet another instance of a studio trying jump on a bandwagon and make as much bank as possible without giving a tinker's toss about the source material. They could have had thousands (millions?) of fanboys foaming at the mouth with a simple idea ... Run a competition to come up with a design for the K.I.T.T. - with the winner's design being built and used in the show. All friggin' hell would break loose!!! What self-respecting KR geek wouldn't want to have that kudos or what vehicle design student wouldn't want that on their resume? God, I have to stop drinking vodka. I mean, it's good enough for Doctor Who and Blue Peter.
Dec. 1, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST
It reminds me of when the mini cooper was in all kinds of movies and stuff. It just felt kinda forced like this does.
Dec. 1, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST
He turn into gelatin. I saw it with my own eyes.
Dec. 1, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST
Those tell tale Cobra Emblems HAVE to go! Not one little FORD oval anywhere please! And gotta do something about the dash! LEDs and graphs are so 80's... Let's face one more fact...GM and Chevy probally didn't agree with whatever package was offered them so the Knight 3000 could be a Camaro or Corvette. It was most likely a low ball offer, and Ford jumped on it. Besides, Chrysler already had Viper...they didn't need another morphing car!
Dec. 2, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST
Sorry, it's just too fake. Not to say that I think it's a photoshop job or something, I just don't buy it as being kitt. It has stripes! and more damning than that, it has a name under the scanner eye, jolopnik or something. I'm sorry, but that, coupled with the totally nonsensical corba on the grill? This is someone's car that they've put a KITT scanner light on and nothing more. There's no way this is KITT, and honestly, why would they choose such a fugly car to be the new knight rider?
Dec. 2, 2007, 2:57 a.m. CST
my bad, the watermark on close up photo of the scanner eye just happens to hit in such a way that it appears to be a graphic on the car itself. I still think this is BS though, the cobra emblem and racing stripes just don't add up for me.
Dec. 2, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST
by Keith Maniac
I like that car, i was worried that we'd be fobbed off with one of those plastic rollerscates with an engine from fast and furious, (or whatever the shite was called, Point Break with cars i call it). But thats pretty substantial looking and has a smidgen of "retro" to it. The main question is, hows it going to jump, smash through solid concrete, deflect bullets, grenades etc, ram other vehicles ? cgi or real or both ?
Dec. 2, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST
Well, i really think, that this show will fail, because i get the TKR-likeness of this Car in my head. And in addition, what will they do about frontal-crashes? - in the Original, almost every enemy that tryed this was launched into the air like he drove on a ramp. with this design, a real crash would occur, maybe leaving this wannabe-KITT intact, but what would happen to anyone inside? Either he gets killed by the impact, or KITT has some inertial-dampeners like in StarTrek to discharge the energy of that impact, either way seems not very good to me, tough the Driver would survive the 2nd.
Dec. 2, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST
http://tinyurl.com/3d2pfr Set pics show the old K.I.T.T all broken down. :(
Dec. 3, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST
Should have gone with a Impala ala Supernatural. That thing rocks.
Dec. 3, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST
Knight Rider is a simple concept. One man and a cool "futuristic car" that can talk, drive extremely fast, jump objects, bulletproof....ect,ect. Here's the problem with this version of K.I.T.T. Anyone with enough money can buy one. There is nothing special about a Mustang with a red scanner in the hood. It's like they didn't even both to try and make the car different. Point being the original was a trans am that George Barris transformed into K.I.T.T. it was blatantly a commercial for Pontiac but the car was so cool people wanted to know what type of car it was. There were no pontiac markings on the original K.I.T.T. so once again it's not about what the fans want or about making a good tv movie it's about "money" Sad thing is if it was about a good story and a cool car the money would follow. Seriously, in a nutshell K.I.T.T. can be almost any car but for pete's sake make it look like the foundation was trying to make a Mustang into a futuristic crime fighting machine. Not just go to your local Ford dealership and slap a red light under the hood. It takes away from the coolness of K.I.T.T. The car should be very unique like the Batmobile. You can't just go out and buy one or anything that remotely looks like it. Case In Point Batman 1989. Batman rescues Vicki Vale and when they leave he says "Get In The Car" and her response is "Which One" in the new Knight Rider reference it wouldn't be funny it would be true! Uhm... look for the Mustang with the little red scanner under the hood....And making a car "morph" is just plain silly. Try and keep my fiction a little more reality based. Your making me strech my boundries of reality by making the car jump over things without a ramp for Pete's sakes lets not make it shape and color shift or any other goofy thing that some writer on smack dreams up. Remember the number one show is C.S.I. and that is very reality based.....maybe tv veiwers aren't as dumb or as easy to please as you would believe.
Dec. 4, 2007, 6:11 a.m. CST
the thing that bothers me about this car is that it almost looks like Barricade (from the Transformers movie) with the police lights removed and a new paint job.....i personally think that a pontiac should have been used myself. using a suped up ford mustang is along the lines of a cop out. also why does K.I.T.T.s "eye" have to be so high on the car? couldnt they figure out how to put it in the grill? oh well thats why im not in hollywood.....
Dec. 4, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST
Building a new K.I.T.T. from scratch? Something that the foundation would more than likely do. Let's face it if your going to take the time to rebuild a car and make it into a super car why not just get a frame and build one from the ground up? BTW if I worked for this project and that was "The new K.I.T.T." I'd fire the company that was hired to build it. I'd feel cheated, or at the least ripped off. I could get a cooler car from a vocational techical school with high school students. Then again I'm sure it all goes back to money and Ford having a cheap movie....I mean commercial for the Mustang.
Dec. 5, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST
They should get the prototype '09 firebird to be kitt..itd be way cooler than this..I mean isnt everyone sick of seeing that same mustang design at every street corner? Get something new in there or at least get the old car back. With the new kitt being a ford-Arent they worried about michael knight being on a mission and kitt wont start up or may leave him stranded?
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