KITT to be Cast as a Ford Mustang in New Knight Rider Series?

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UPDATE:It's a Mustang! We've got exclusive first pictures of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR playing KITT!That's what we're hearing anyway. Although this may seem as rumortastic as they come, we feel our source is solid — he's a loyal Jalopnik reader with a validated connection to an LA FX studio working on the pilot for the new Knight Rider TV show. Our source is claiming he's got it on good authority that KITT's gonna be a Ford Mustang. Hey, maybe that takes care of that whole Mustang variant issue for 2009, right? In fact, maybe KITT'll even be a Roush Blackjack like the one p-shopped above and in the gallery below. We don't know — but we're going to do some investigating.


If this ends up being true — Ford's totally gonna be pwning the General in this round of the Muscle Car Wars. In fact, it'd be an assault to all that GM holds true to see a 'stang as the pony car playing Michael's ride. We'll have to wait and see what we're able to come up with — but rest assured we'll leave no stone unturned and no Knight Industries compound unsearched. Hell, we'll even see if we can get Peter Cullen to help us out as KARR if need be.

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@5cents: If we are following the idea that the car should be the most technologically advanced, shouldn't KITT be a Veyron? But then the original should have been a.... were there any technologically advanced sports cars in 1982? Maybe a Citroen SM? The Countach wasn't very advanced other than its looks(plus it was just used in Automan), Ferrari had nothing special tech wise. The C4 Vette was still a year off....

@Sugadadee: I haven't driven the new Mustang but I've driven the last generation, and if they are at all similar you get forget the snowy ditch and change that to a flat parking lot with a light dusting.