Shelby Sued, $20K GT500KR Hoods Really Only Cost $4K

Shelby's latest lawsuit, involving the supplier of $20,000 GT500KR carbon fiber hoods, makes us wonder if expected legal fees are included in their prices. The original cost of those carbon fiber hoods? $4,000. Now that's one serious up-charge. » 1/05/10 1:00pm 1/05/10 1:00pm

Make It Stop: NBC Orders Up Four More Knight Rider Scripts

At this point, we're wondering if NBC is captained by a board of masochists, as news comes down the pipe they've ordered up four more Knight Rider » 10/16/08 1:40pm 10/16/08 1:40pm scripts from the show's writers. Mind you, they're just scripts, not necessarily full episodes...yet. If you've watched the show religiously, you're a sturdier breed of…

KITT: First Drive

As a child of the 80s and former member of the Knight Rider faithful (I happily toted the Rider lunchbox until third grade) it was nearly impossible to stifle my internal yelp of anticipation when first presented with the keys » 9/02/08 12:00pm 9/02/08 12:00pm to the for an exclusive first drive. It's irrational, because I knew the car sitting in…

Jalopnik Drives KITT In Woodward Dream Cruise, Pretends We're Michael…

That's right boys n' girls, I'm cruising down Woodward Avenue today in the 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise » 8/16/08 8:45am 8/16/08 8:45am in none other than the Mustang-powered hitting NBC this fall. Unlike most of those used in filming, this isn't a fancy-pantsified Mustang GT. Nope, it's a heavily-modified GT500KR, with light bar and all. I'm not…

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

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

KITT In Action: Exclusive Video

Yesterday, Ray and Wes met KITT in the flesh— er, metal. Today we bring you the video footage of us doing our best Hasslehoff impression during our exclusive Brooklyn rendezvous. The new Knight Rider made-for-television movie premieres tomorrow on NBC, so our test drive ride just came right at our peak of… » 2/16/08 2:00pm 2/16/08 2:00pm

Exclusive: Jalopnik Lifts KITT's Hood

Ray and I got to live out a major childhood fantasy of ours earlier today when KITT swung by Brooklyn and offered to take us for a ride. KITT's found new life not as an F-body, but as a Ford Mustang GT500KR. Well, a more accurate description would be a Mustang GT with an automatic transmission — the cast can't… » 2/15/08 4:00pm 2/15/08 4:00pm

New Knight Rider Commercial Airs, 30 More Seconds Of…

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 the … » 2/06/08 9:15am 2/06/08 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

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

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 actual… » 12/14/07 5:00pm 12/14/07 5:00pm