Let’s get one point straight ideal off the bat: This is just not a excellent KITT replica. The authentic KITT applied in the Knight Rider Television collection was primarily based on a 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. The one you see earlier mentioned, which is at the moment for sale at auction web site Bring A Trailer, is a 1987 product, and due to the fact it is a GTA version, it has some further physique cladding that the sleek-sided tv auto lacked. That apart, most informal observers would in all probability in no way recognize the big difference, and even people who did (like us) are even now very likely to be impressed by the car’s transformation.
This KITT replica is driven by a five.-liter V8 motor mated to a four-pace computerized transmission. It ought to be pretty speedy, however fairly a bit shy of the fictional car’s incredibly fictional 300-mph best pace. We are not precisely Knight Rider experts, but some speedy Google sleuthing indicates that the Knight Industries Two Thousand supposedly value extra than $11,000,000 to develop in Hollywoodland. This one will absolutely command a noticeably lessen sum — as of this crafting, it is been bid up to $eighteen,000 with four days remaining on the auction.
For people definitely fanatical about precision, here’s a video of one of the originals traveling to Jay Leno’s Garage for reference. There are quite a few video clips of the auto that detail its modifications inside of and out, but suffice it to say it appears to be to be a very well-sorted replica. Here’s hoping its new operator retains it very well crystal clear of other KARRs.