Everyone is tripping over themselves to create the first autonomous car, but they forget that Wilton Knight already designed it in 1982 in the form of KITT. And here’s your chance to drive an awesome replica.
Fire up the synth music. Blow dry your hair and throw on a leather jacket. It’s time to take a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist, and then be... deeply disappointed.
David Hasselhoff really, really likes KITT from Knight Rider. As well he should – not only did he co-star in the TV show with the car, but the Pontiac was totally awesome as it smashed walls and jumped things and went bleep and bloop. But if you never understood why it was so great, check this out.
Normally, I'd scoff at the thought of a racing driver blaming his car, but in Funny Or Die's remake of "Knight Rider," KITT is more than a little whiny and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is no threat to hassling The Hoff.
Thanks to my adventurous parents, the first time I saw Knight Rider, I was a kindergartener in Mexico. The year was 1991, I was almost five, and while back then I didn't realize how funny a Spanish-speaking car really is, I was fascinated by that black Trans Am.
Craigslist has done it again. Now be honest. You know you've harbored a secret (or not-so-secret) Knight Rider fantasy since you first saw that awesome talking Trans-Am back in the '80s. Now, your fantasy can come to fruition, because someone's selling a KITT replica.
If you're a child of the early '80s, there are two cars that sprung from the cathode TV sets and permanently lodged in your little brain. One was the General Lee, and the other was K.I.T.T. — which can now be yours for the right price.
Automobile associate editor and former Jalopnik intern Eric Tingwall changes the voice on the very-limited-edition 2010 Mini Cooper Camden's gimmicky "Mission Control" feature, turning it into KITT from Knight Rider. Don't touch that non-existent turbo boost, Tingwall!
It's been 28 years since KITT had a successful show. In that time his position in popular culture has slipped from hero to laughing stock, making increasingly minor appearances to fuel his hamburger habit. Evidently, he misses Michael too.
The Four Dorkmen of the Carpocalypse are at it again, this time taking their "girlfriends" for a ride in a Rocky Mountain sunset, posing with satellite dishes and adding a Decepticon to the collection.
And before that, an army of freshmen and synchronized wristwatches. This particular example is from the Wrocław University of Technology and shows a KITT light show and rudimentary race cars.
My stash of DOTSBE photos includes many from Denver, and so I'm able to post two Mile High Mavericks today!
This may be the first time we've seen the old n' trusted Trans Am-based KITT and the new n' busted Mustang GT500KR-based KITT together at the same time. Seems like it's PSA time.
Near as we can tell, this video for the Sonido Lasser Drakar song "82 Pontiac Firebird" shows a wholesome-looking refrigerator-white 3rd-gen Firebird that turns into K.I.T.T. when the sun goes down; meanwhile, the car's driver becomes a werewolf, thirsty for the blood of the Badly Choreographed Cheerleaders. Thanks to …
This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. I just got back from Denver, where I photographed a few cool old cars parked on the street, including a very nice early Mini… but you don't get to see that today.…