we live in times where our tv producers and movie directors are lacking creativity. i’m not knocking these peoples jobs.. i’m sure its hard as shit to invent tv shows and story lines.
what i am knocking is how terrible it is to bring back a classic and fuck it up.
if i were tasked to bring knight rider back to modern day standards – then i would have waited until i had opportunity to get ahold of the new Camaro. F-body for F-body. not trans-am to mustang.
KITT was 1982 Pontiac Trans Am. not a 1982 Mustang GT.
nutshell = new ‘KITT’ concept is appalling.
imagine if Old Yeller was redone – but instead of a dog, they used an orange cat. it’s just not the same is it? no – its not. you’d think – ‘wtf? old yeller was a DOG, not a CAT.’ at least i know i would think that…
i think its heresy. yup, heresy. KITT has been disgraced and disrespected. i would be really surprised if this show does any better than Cavemen did.
ok, maybe thats a bit harsh. but i feel like i’ve been let down. maybe the new KITT is awesome and all – but there’s just no replacing the original…
Popular Mechanics has the KITT spec breakdown:
KITT vs. KITT Spec Breakdown!
KNIGHT INDUSTRIES TWO THOUSAND: 1982 Pontiac Trans Am
Vehicle Type: Front engine, rear-wheel drive, two-door coupe
Engine Type: Knight Industries turbojet with modified afterburners
Transmission: Eight-speed microprocessor turbodrive with autopilot
Price New: $11,400,000 (est.)
Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph: 0.2 seconds with power boosters. Standing quarter mile: 4.286 seconds
Braking (70 to 0 mph): 14 ft.
Fuel Economy: Classified, but thought to be 200 mpg
KNIGHT INDUSTRIES THREE THOUSAND: 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR
Vehicle Type: Front engine, on-demand all-wheel drive, two-door coupe
Engine Type: Aluminum block/titanium heads 5.4-liter V8 internal combustion with Whipple supercharger and Knight Industries liquid air cycle auxiliary turbine engine. 540 hp in Hero mode. Power output can’t be measured in Attack mode.
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission with infinite power band
Price New: $45.6 million, as tested
Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph: 1.77 seconds. Standing quarter mile: 3.87 seconds
Braking (300 to 0 mph): 12 ft.
Fuel Economy: Not testable
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