KITT's Turbo Boost Is Back For New Knight Rider Series

It's official — "Turbo Boost" is back for KITT. One of the biggest disappointments in the Knight Rider made-for-TV movie was the total lack of KITT's signature, once-per-show super-move — turbo-boost. After getting the green light for series production, the new Knight Rider series has already calmed our fears the… » 7/18/08 8:40am 7/18/08 8:40am

2008 Shelby GT500KR Hits The Dyno, Gets 50 More Horses Than Ford Claims

The ponycar fanboys at 5.0 Mustangs and Super Fords took a Shelby GT500KR press car, strapped it down on a Dynapack chassis dyno, hit the gas and recorded a monster 509 HP and 467.7 lb-ft of torque. When you factor in driveline losses, that means the King of the Road is putting out 590 HP and 550 lb-ft. That's… » 7/16/08 2:20pm 7/16/08 2:20pm

Ford Racing Invitational: Who Smoked Whom?

We took a run down to Milan Dragway for the Ford Racing Invitational — a Ford-sponsored event this past weekend pitting the automotive media against each other in a little bit of drag racing action. We had the chance to take some runs against the likes of Road & Track,5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords and Autoblog just to… » 6/17/08 12:00pm 6/17/08 12:00pm

Buy A 2008 Mustang Shelby GT500KR Now For Just...$154,991!

At almost $80,000, the sticker price on the 2008 Mustang Shelby GT500KR was already on the high side of ridiculous, but we knew Ford would sell every one of these purported "King of the Road" 'stangs to pony car fan-boys. With that kind of demand, you'd expect to see a little bit of margin dropped on top of the… » 5/19/08 7:30am 5/19/08 7:30am

Unique Performance Assets Going Up For Auction, Again

Though Unique Performance the company may be dead, the drama lives on. At least until Doug Hasty goes to jail, if that's what ends up happening. We mentioned earlier that an auction of Unique Performance equipment netted more than a million dollars, which was unfortunately only enough to cover taxes and not screwed… » 5/12/08 4:20pm 5/12/08 4:20pm

KITT Shelby Mustang GT500KR Pair Sells For $300,000

Just when you thought you'd seen the last of KITT, it's back — at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach. We wonder if this means there won't be a full television series based on the movie after all. Yes, these were the actual cars used in the made-for-NBC movie. That means that these actually aren't even GT500KR… » 3/29/08 5:24pm 3/29/08 5:24pm

Unique Performance Auction Nets More Than $1,000,000 Dollars, But…

Because Unique Performance declared bankruptcy and had debts outstanding, what was left in the UP warehouse was auctioned off this weekend. The hope was that, after the $900K went to the government there would be some left over for the 140 individuals with claims (including 40 employees owed back-pay). According… » 3/27/08 8:50pm 3/27/08 8:50pm

New Knight Rider Commercial Airs, 30 More Seconds Of Less-Than-Exciting…

Well, our good friends at Knight Rider Online have the scoop yet again on a new commercial for the new Mustang-ed up Knight Rider mini-series. The show'll be airing on the February 17th. The commercial? From what we understand, that aired last night on Conan O'Brien. The one new bit of info we're able to glean from… » 2/06/08 9:15am 2/06/08 9:15am

Barrett-Jackson: First 2008 Shelby GT500KR Goes For $550,000

The one-off glass-roofed 2008 Shelby GT500KR that's the first off the we showed you this past week, just went for a final sale price of $550,000 after bidding started at a mere $100,000. This despite a custom Fender Stratocaster with a pretty matte black case and all the money going to Edsel Ford's juvenile diabetes… » 1/19/08 8:13pm 1/19/08 8:13pm

Barrett-Jackson: Ford, Shelby to Auction One-Off Glass-Roof Shelby…

Looks like Ford's puckering up to take on every inch of the big BJ auction this weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona. Highlighting their car-love for the weekend will be their auction of a one-of-a-kind 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR with one of them new-fangled Mustang glass roods everyone's been talking about. We would like to… » 1/17/08 4:53pm 1/17/08 4:53pm

New Knight Rider Commercial: Like Us, KITT Hates Valet


We hate valet service. Nothing gives us more fear on earth than dropping off a vehicle — any vehicle — to some pimple-faced 17-year-old with a heavy left right foot and an inability to discern 2nd from reverse. Looks like the Mustang-derived KITT's got the same security issues we feel in this new commercial for the… » 1/17/08 9:15am 1/17/08 9:15am

Ford GT500KR Goes Into Production, Happy Birthday Carroll

What better way to celebrate the 85th birthday of Carroll Shelby, the man responsible for some of the best American muscle (and the Omni GLH), than with the production of the mean GT500KR? A King of the Road for a King of American Muscle. Works for me. 540 horsepower and 510 ft-lbs of torque for the first 79 years and… » 1/11/08 12:00pm 1/11/08 12:00pm

Detroit Auto Show: KITT Heading to Detroit to Play on Ford Stage

We're hearing among the "plethora" of official reveals from Ford at the Detroit Auto Show this weekend will be an additional piece of product pr0n to feast our eyes on — for the second time (we know you remember the first time our Gawker LA videographer Molly caught KITT. That's right, our sources tell us the … » 1/10/08 8:12pm 1/10/08 8:12pm

New Clip From New Knight Rider, Still No Turbo Boost



No turbo boost in the first 15-second teaser of the new KITT, no turbo boost in the second, 30-second commercial for NBC's new Knight Rider, and now we're here. How sad is it there's now a third video — a minute-and-a-half clip from the new Knight Rider movie/show now up on the interwebs, yet still no turbo… » 1/09/08 11:32am 1/09/08 11:32am

30-Second Knight Rider Commercial Airs, No Turbo Boost In Sight



UPDATE: We snagged ourselves a higher-res version of the new Knight Rider commercial. We've replaced the ol' and busted one with the new hotness you see above and added the text of the commercial below the jump. The second commercial for the new Knight Rider's aired just weeks after the first and it's got us… » 1/06/08 9:10am 1/06/08 9:10am

First Trailer For New Knight Rider Airs, Features New Shelby-fied KITT,…



If anyone happened to have been watching NFL Football last night on NBC, they'd have seen a quick 15 seconds of promo reel that'll make their heart beat just a few seconds faster this morning. The rainbow-colored network dropped their first promo for the new Knight Rider TV movie. It was only a few seconds long,… » 12/24/07 5:00am 12/24/07 5:00am

Knight Rider GT500KR's May Not Actually Be KR's

UPDATE: The great "tip" we got apparently can be found directly in the press release handed out by Ford yesterday. Ford has been quite clear these aren't real KR Mustangs. Here's the Ford release. — Ed. All is not well in the land of Knight Rider as we hear the K.I.T.T. models that everyone was shown might not be… » 12/14/07 5:00pm 12/14/07 5:00pm

It's Official! Knight Rider's KITT is a Shelby GT500KR Mustang

UPDATE: Official press photos added in the gallery below and the shot above. Supposedly we'll have Cylon-like red lights in a video coming shortly. Also press release now below the jump. UPDATE 2: Now we have video here! The Knight Rider Mustang story we first broke last month, and then brought you the first… » 12/12/07 3:00pm 12/12/07 3:00pm

The Knight Rider Stripper Helps Us Banish our Pre-Mustang KITT Memories



So we had kind of a big n' exclusive story yesterday — something about K.I.T.T. being a Shelby GT500KR Mustang in the new TV series. Yeah, that was it. Despite what we're sure will be a great deal of hoopla surrounding the arrival of the new talking Knight Rider ride, a great number of us still have fond memories of… » 11/30/07 10:30am 11/30/07 10:30am