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Merrick here...
Jalopnik.com, who recently did such a fine job covering & tracking the vehicles of Michael Bay's TRANSFORMERS, now brings us our first look at K.I.T.T. from the NBC KNIGHT RIDER TV sequel/revamp/backdoor relaunch.
This is a Ford Shelby GT500KR Mustang. You can see more photos of the car (different angles and whatnot) HERE. In my script review of the project, I mentioned this iteration of K.I.T.T. has certain camouflage/shape shifting abilities; I'm not 100% certain if this image is showing us "pure" K.I.T.T., or some kind of altered version of the car (which happens several times in the script). If I had to bet on it, I'd say this is the regular, un-morphed version. Good God this paragraph sounds particularly, heinously Geeky. In other KNIGHT RIDER news, today we learned that Bruce Davison (Senator Kelly in the first two X-MEN films) will appear in this show as Charles Graiman - a character formerly callled Charles Kamen, So says Hollywood Reporter. Graimen is a key developer of Knight Industries K.I.T.T. project, and the brains behind an unspecified (but much wanted) item called Legion. At least, that's how it shook out in the draft I read. Wayne Kasserman and Greg Ellis (the later is from BEOWULF and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END) have also jumped on board.

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  • Nov. 29, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Love KITT

    by mrfan

    nuff said

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Cool car...

    by Heckles

    Hopefully the show doesn't turn into a Ford commercial. You listening, '24'?

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Meant K.I.T.T.

    by mrfan

    Sorry

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Eh.

    by robotdevil

    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

    Nooo! He's a racist and a murderer!

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    He killed those Sagitarians! He needs to be thrown out of an airlock!

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Chunky

    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

    This show is a failure.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    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

    Hmmm... Not sure WHAT to think...

    by bma2192

    ...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

    KITT really should be a 2009 Camaro

    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

    man, that's one Fugly car

    by newc0253

    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

    I'm sorry but...why?

    by kurdt420

    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

    Ugh

    by EPE

    It looks chunky, exactly. The grill screws with the streamline effect.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    "powerful like a gorilla"

    by newc0253

    "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

    "or maybe Perfect Strangers 2"

    by newc0253

    My Three Dads!<p> three times the hilarity.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Mustang, official car of strippers, and douches

    by modlight

    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

    oh, and one more thing...

    by bma2192

    ...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

    COBRA!!!

    by tme2nsb

    Awww fuck yeah.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    newc0253

    by tme2nsb

    Introducing...The HOMER

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    no bma2192

    by kurdt420

    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

    ... looks...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    not so good...

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    they better not fuck this up

    by Pipple

    and make it all faggy

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Awful..

    by wraith777

    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

    Let me guess : it's probably a hybrid too, right?

    by Pound Sand

    * sigh *

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Larson Lawsuit?

    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

    This must be a joke, right?

    by Bob Cryptonight

    What a terrible design!

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Can't even splurge on a decent fucking car!!!!!

    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

    *trumpet* WAAAAANH WAAAANH WAAAAAAAANNNNNNHHH ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    by Pound Sand

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST

    this has to be a fake

    by MC-909

    The windows aren't even tinted.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    and

    by MC-909

    ...the car looks like shit.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    by robogeek.com

    Holy crap that looks like ass. Retarded, ugly and ridiculous ass!

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    NASCAR nation just got a hard-on !

    by Pound Sand

    A small, beer saturated hard-on. With a hat.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    I SUPPORT THE GEMENONS ON THIS ONE!

    by chrth

    <nt>

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Look Michael, a canal!

    by chrth

    <nt>

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    PLEASE DONT KILL ME

    by lecter1914

    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.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    by HB_Dad

    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

    I SUPPORT K.A.R.R. ON THIS ONE.

    by Pennsy

    Yep.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Oh, you used "whatnot, " I'm sorry...

    by James_O'Nasty

    That's it, no more.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    IF MADAME AIRLOCK DID HER JOB, HE'D ALREADY BE DEAD.

    by Pennsy

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I predict: Old school KITT will make guest appearances...

    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

    What a bunch of whiny bitch talk backers

    by ironpony42

    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

    ironpony42 you missed the point

    by Falcon5768

    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

    oh ironpony42

    by kurdt420

    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

    Wow...that's ass...

    by superhero

    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

    It's a photo-chop

    by LargoJr

    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

    Modern mustangs = chick cars

    by Ye Not Guilty

    You know it's true.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    ironpony42: Would you cum in your shorts for a GT500KR?

    by chico-san

    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

    KITTs a Cylon

    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.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    by HB_Dad

    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

    If it can shapeshift doesn't that make it a transformer?

    by wintocha67

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Atleast in House 2 you can laugh at Bill Maher's acting career.

    by ironpony42

    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

    camouflage capabilities? sounds like VIPER

    by George Newman

    man, that was fantastic

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Funny....

    by The_Boo

    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

    Herby the Love Bug could kick KITT's ass

    by Trader Groucho 2

    even with Lindsay Lohan's hand on the shifter.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    any word yet on the voice of KITT

    by kabong

    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

    I can't wait for KITT to fight Megatron!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Shape-shifting abilities, indeed!

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    If it could, the Batmobile would LAUGH at the new K.I.T.T.

    by SpyGuy

    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

    DO NOT LIKE

    by alphachemwolf

    That is the ugliest car I think I have ever seen. What a bad joke!

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    I love Mustangs, esp Shelbys, BUT...

    by br1947

    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

    I Support General Motors On This One...

    by uss cygnus

    Kitt's gotta be a Corvette.

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    And I Support Kevin Spacey or Tim "Tuvok" Russ as the New KITT

    by uss cygnus

    You feelin' me?

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Awful Photoshop Job

    by Massage...Bored

    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

    Hell Yeah!!!

    by shagdrum

    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

    Is this...

    by veritasses

    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

    Should have been a new vette

    by ewokstew

    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

    oops

    by ewokstew

    forgot an "e" in asthetic

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST

    KITT should be....

    by Babba-Booey

    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

    EDSEL, Motherfuckers

    by Babba-Booey

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Hrrrmmmmm

    by Rustle

    Who cares.. I don't really see why knight rider so much coverage on this site..

  • Nov. 29, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    That looks terrible.

    by Squashua

    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

    Wow.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    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

    A mustang??

    by Zappary

    Seriously, a Mustang? That just ain't right. <BR><BR> KITTINO!!!!!!

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Fake (ish) Confirmed!!!

    by kinanswer

    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

    It's The New Cylon Mustang!!!!!

    by The Outlander

    Looks even more like a Cylon than the original did.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Is this Baywatch Nights?

    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

    cue Pontiac someone

    by aboriginal

    If there's that new Camaro there's gotta be a Firebird around the corner

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Fake / Photoshoped ?!

    by msupplies

    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

    ugh

    by TruPhan

    ew.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Nipples on the Hoffster suit

    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

    The wheels

    by batmans_pants

    should be black. But I like it.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 2:15 a.m. CST

    That car looks like POOP!

    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

    Mustang

    by damned-dirty-ape

    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

    KITT shouyld have been a 1994 Volvo sedan

    by juwamba

    or a 1989 Nissan Stanza.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST

    That looks utter shit

    by photoboy

    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

    K.I.T.T. should have been a...

    by Evil Lincoln

    ...Ford Pinto! The bad guys would never try to rear-end him!

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST

    And who's gunna watch it??

    by BendersShinyAss

    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

    10 pts to tme2nsb

    by newc0253

    the new KITT is the new Homer.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Top Gear said

    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

    Ramp-Effect?

    by BetaSword

    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

    reminds me of that crappy viper

    by palewook

    ripoff series from the late 90s.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Top Gear?!

    by shagdrum

    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

    Fire the designer

    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

    Is that a Mustang or a Ram?

    by jccalhoun

    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

    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by ATARI

    Not a POS Ford product!

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    KITT sucks

    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

    KARR will be a Pontiac Aztek

    by KazamaSmokers

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    I SUPPORT MYSTIQUE ON THIS ONE.

    by Pennsy

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    The Bionic Woman should drive this car...

    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

    FORD VEHICLE

    by ArcadianDS

    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

    Anyone remember this Gizmodo's article

    by TruPhan

    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

    No car can beat Mike Mercury in . . . SUPERCAR

    by kabong

    KITT can't fly.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    S.H.I.T.T 2000

    by Stuntcock Mike

    .

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Best part about this

    by Flipao

    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

    KITT good buddy

    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

    ironpony42

    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

    2007 pontiac trans-am

    by Lemming

    http://www.motorpasion.com/images/2007/03/2011_pontiac_trans_am-01.jpg

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Wraith777, and TURD Furgeson....

    by Hunter-X

    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

    That thing is EVERYWHERE!

    by fractureJonze

    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

    Spoilerama has a different K.I.T.T. pic

    by The Disco Plumber

    http://tinyurl.com/38ujur

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Voice of KITT confirmed--you're not going to believe this

    by zacdilone

    It's Carlos Mencia--wtf? Check it out: http://2url.org?mencia_signed_for_kr

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Wow...

    by gamergirl15

    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

    What, no flames?

    by TheRealRatigan

    Or racing stripes? And I'm surprised if Ludacris isn't the voice of KITT.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    where's the airwolf movie?

    by Cotton McKnight

    i want one.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST

    the last knight rider movie....

    by red1701

    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

    Where's nic cage?

    by theonecalledshoe

    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

    Christopher Walken...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...for the "Voice of KITT"<p> ...you KNOW that would ROCK.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Ugly?

    by weirdoactor

    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

    Why not....

    by damned-dirty-ape

    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

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    by Omar B

    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

    You dumb ass GM freaks....

    by Doc_Hudson

    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

    ??

    by BOXOFFICESHOWSSUCCESS

    "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

    Good god that looks shitty

    by finky089

    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

    heck, why didn't they just use a PT Cruiser?

    by finky089

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Or maybe a boxy little Scion?

    by finky089

    or are those just "too" trendy?

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    Or how about this?

    by finky089

    http://tinyurl.com/27y7gk <p> It's still be better than that stang.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    it kind of just looks like a regular old mustang...

    by smackfu

    ...and just about every other model of car on the road at the moment...

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    One problem with the car...

    by theoyboy

    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

    Lemming: that's KITT

    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

    Yet another reason

    by All5by5

    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

    Another franchise whoring itself to some car company

    by JaySmack

    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

    REALLY -- A FREAKIN' MUSTANG?????

    by jimbojones123

    WHY DO WE HAVE TO SELL FORDS WITH THIS SHOW? WHY WHY WHY???

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I've also just lost 90% of my interest in

    by jimbojones123

    this project.

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    even with Lindsay Lohan's hand on the shifter.

    by hadez

    I'd buy THAT for a Dollar!

  • Nov. 30, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Here's a spin that might have been cool--

    by bma2192

    --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

    Trans-Am

    by tme2nsb

    A relic. Simple as that. It's all about the now.

  • Dec. 1, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Looks shit, get a proper performance vehicle

    by P2Rock

    Bloody hell. I give uo wth these idiots. I prefered the konnesig

  • Dec. 1, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Hey... mask-a-tron

    by Damer1

    The cars in Transformers were GM products.

  • Dec. 1, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!!!

    by reaper28

    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

    But the new stangs are so common now. Why!!

    by fractureJonze

    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

    but Senator Kelly is dead

    by kafka07

    He turn into gelatin. I saw it with my own eyes.

  • Dec. 1, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Omar B's got it right...BUTTT

    by WIBoomer1

    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

    not a chance

    by Pagz

    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

    whoops

    by Pagz

    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

    Michael!!!

    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

    (Team) Knight Rider

    by BetaSword

    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

    More Set Pics of Old K.I.T.T In Pieces!

    by Doctorarzt

    http://tinyurl.com/3d2pfr Set pics show the old K.I.T.T all broken down. :(

  • Dec. 3, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Meh.

    by Yeti

    Should have gone with a Impala ala Supernatural. That thing rocks.

  • Dec. 3, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Here's The Problem

    by longhairedrocker

    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

    maybe the wrong car???

    by jloughry1976

    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

    How About..

    by longhairedrocker

    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

    crappy kitt

    by huggerorange

    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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