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…

Even Ford Thinks Knight Rider Has Too Much Ford

The Detroit Free Press » 9/23/08 2:15pm 9/23/08 2:15pm tells a tale of product placement gone slightly awry in the new . We know is a , but apparently KITT is also able to transform into any of a variety of other Ford models, like the , ostensibly for stealth purposes. In other words, KITT is a GT500KR when Michael Knight needs to look cool, and a…

Michigan Woman's Mustang Becomes Real KITT

Just in time for the September 24th premier of NBC's new Knight Rider » 9/12/08 12:00pm 9/12/08 12:00pm show, the local NBC news affiliate in Grand Rapids, Michigan has found a woman claiming that her recently sold Mustang GT was bought to be turned into a real-life example of for the show. Deb Fralick had to sell her beloved Ford Mustang GT for…

Shelby GT500KR Road Trip, Chapter IV: Death Valley Car Spy…

It was the Wert-spotting » 8/28/08 2:40pm 8/28/08 2:40pm by reader Nick outside the Shelby HQ gave us an idea for our run through Death Valley yesterday on our . Would the car spies spending the summer months in the Valley of non-Life find the GT500KR with manufacturer plates a compelling enough target to shoot — perhaps thinking it to be some kind …

Shelby GT500KR Road Trip, Chapter III: Fresh Alien Jerky Is Much…

Actually, we realized at some point it was "Alien" brand » 8/27/08 1:28am 8/27/08 1:28am beef jerky, but you know, for like a minute there...we thought we were gonna dig into some extraterrestrial hide. But, we still thought it worthy of a shot. We're almost to Vegas — we'll save any more updates until the morrow. Baker, CA 187.5 Miles 5 Hours, 9…

Shelby GT500KR Road Trip, Chapter II: What's Your Favorite Beef Jerky?

As one noted member of the auto press guild told me today, "you can't have a Mustang road trip without beef jerky." He's right. I went with the Carne Asade — what about you? Although I pulled over for the jerky, it was nice to give my ass a moment of relief from the pains of the road. The Shelby GT500KR's got a helluva… » 8/26/08 9:54pm 8/26/08 9:54pm

Shelby GT500KR Road Trip, Chapter I: Ready, Set, Buy A Whole Lot Of…

Well, we're about to take off » 8/26/08 5:40pm 8/26/08 5:40pm on our outside of Los Angeles and we decided we needed to stock up on supplies first. We've got what we're bringing for the trip below the jump. Let us know if we forgot anything. Remember, we need to make it through Death Valley — a place we've never been to, but Brenda Priddy says is a …

What Would You Do With A GT500KR?

You already knew one of us was out here in sunny Southern California after our little photographic fun with all three new American muscle cars in one photo » 8/26/08 12:00pm 8/26/08 12:00pm for the very first time. But that wasn't the only reason we were out here on America's Left Coast. The other reason? The . We've been given the keys to the only…

First Video Of KITT Valmorphanizing Into A Ford F-150 FX4 Pickup Truck

Somewhere between "Morphing" and "Transforming" is the very Team America-ish "Valmorphanization." That's the term we feel best using to describe what KITT's doing in this one minute clip from the new Knight Rider TV show premiering September 24th on NBC. As you'd expect, KITT is apparently fitted with a current Ford… » 7/26/08 2:36pm 7/26/08 2:36pm

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

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 already… » 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