Guess what model is the NEW Knight Rider car....(Pictures)

Chino Kapone

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The first one looks bad ass with that dual stacked ricer wing and blacked out rims.

the other one jsut looks stock.
 

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Ther rims are different cause one is street mode and the other is Super Pursuit Mode...duhhhhh!!!!
 

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Nope, he's voiced by Will Arnett which is going to make the series hysterical.
Is Knight Rider supposed to be hysterical?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't remember the original being a comedy. But if they play "The Final Countdown" every time Job, I mean Kitt comes on scream, I'm might be ok with it.

But more likely this is going to be a low rent imitation of "Heat Vision and Jack".
 

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I don't think it's meant to be a comedy but everytime the car speaks, hearing Will Arnett's voice will just be funny because his voice, especially his serious voice, is funny.

Heat Vision and Jack, loved that pilot.
 

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But isn't Will Arnett being the voice fucking with the tone? I know it's a talking car, but it's still supposed to be an action show. I highly doubt their casting him to play it straight.

It's like making Matt LeBlanc the head of CTU on 24.

Kitt is a computer, I think the tone should of it should reflect that, is this car going to slow down when it see's a hot chick or make wacky Grand Theft Auto references when they pull some crazy jump? This show is going to suck.
 

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My candidate for the new voice for KITT

(Guy knows everything already and from what I hear he owns one already!)
 

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I don't mind them playing this as somewhat of a spoof. The show is'nt going to be as serious as 24. I think it'll be more along the vibe of "Las Vegas". Based on the ratings of Arrested Development I don't think many viewers of Knight Rider will even recognize his voice.
 

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NBC = No Balls Channel (I know, but it's the best I could come up with)

Sorry to see NBC lacks the creativity in developing new ideas for series. Why not just dig into the classic TV franchises and resurrect A-Team and Silver Spoons while they're at it. After all, Bionic Woman was such a smash hit and I'm sure American Gladiators is destined to be another hit.

I'll check out the 2007 version of Knight Rider, but if it's anything like the poorly written, poorly casted Bionic Woman, it'll be another classic TV series that NBC pissed on.

And yeah, I'm still bitter that they cancelled Journeyman...if you couldn't tell.
 

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Same here. And what I'm gonna do is bit torrent the new Knight Rider movie. Fuck NBC. I'm not gonna give them ANY help on any show anymore. Fuck that. Journeyman ruled.

As for the new KITT being a Ford ... my brother said it best:

Episode 102: KITT in for Service
A very suspensful episode when KITT's check engine light goes on!



And he had a point... you can't use a Shelby because it's forever tied to Eleanor in Gone in Sixty Seconds. It's like doing a remake of Back to the Future with Herbie the Love Bug instead of a DeLorean.

My bro found this link... here's what KITT should have been:
http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2007/10/jasons-corvette-z06-based-kitt-proposal.html
 

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Same here. And what I'm gonna do is bit torrent the new Knight Rider movie. Fuck NBC. I'm not gonna give them ANY help on any show anymore. Fuck that. Journeyman ruled.

As for the new KITT being a Ford ... my brother said it best:

Episode 102: KITT in for Service
A very suspensful episode when KITT's check engine light goes on!


And he had a point... you can't use a Shelby because it's forever tied to Eleanor in Gone in Sixty Seconds. It's like doing a remake of Back to the Future with Herbie the Love Bug instead of a DeLorean.

My bro found this link... here's what KITT should have been:
http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2007/10/jasons-corvette-z06-based-kitt-proposal.html

Good point. I'll bittorrent it as well. Although Silverman will be the one taking all the credit for bringing it back, which means, even if this movie does subpar, he'll still make it a series and will push the hell out of it, ala Bionic Woman.
 

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More on this story....

Meeting KITT Joal Ryan
Wed Dec 12, 11:56 AM ET



Los Angeles (E! Online) - The star wore black. And rubber.


The new Knight Rider KITT car made its public debut Wednesday. And as leaked on the blogosphere last month, it's a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR.

"Quite honestly, we thought this was the coolest looking car," said Dave Bartis, an executive producer on NBC's upcoming Knight Rider TV movie, set to air in February.

Just as it took two Olsen twins to play Michelle Tanner, it will take three black, cobra-branded Shelby Mustangs to play KITT. All three were rolled out for a photo op at the NBC lot in Burbank, California, where owing to the ongoing writers' strike, plenty of parking was available.

"It's very smooth. For 600 horsepower," said former soap star Justin Bruening, who landed the human lead in the new Knight Rider, and spent the morning talking up his four-wheeled costar.

The Pontiac Trans Am, which played faithful KITT to David Hasselhoff's singular Michael Knight in the original 1982-86 series, was unavailable for comment. As in, completely, totally unavailable.

"They don't make Trans Ams anymore," Bartis said. "So, the Trans Am's gone."

In its stead, Bartis said producers looked to cast a car that was (a) American-made, definitely; (b) two-door, preferably; and (c) muscular, yes.

"Obviously, we thought Mustang was the right fit," said Ford executive Al Uzielli. "And that's what we started pitching almost immediately."

NBC, no stranger to Fords—a Taurus costars in Life—bit.

"This car has an amazing legacy," Bartis said. "And there's just nobody else who had a vehicle that could match that."

Since the auto blog Jalopnik posted early bird pictures of the KITT-styled Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR a couple of weeks ago, there has been carping, as there always is: Too boring, too safe, so not a Camaro, etc.

Nobody said keepers of the KITT flame were easy to please.

"Knight Rider enthusiasts probably are disappointed it's not an old Pontiac Trans Am, but the reality is there was a need to sell that marketing opportunity," Jalopnik editor in chief Ray Wert wrote in an email Wednesday.

Besides, not everyone is disappointed.

"I do know hard-core Ford fans are happy with the decision," Wert wrote.

Some hard-core Knight Rider fans, too. Neil Epstein, publisher of the fansite Knight Rider Online, sounded cautiously optimistic.

"Once we see some footage of the car in motion, we will be able to better judge," Epstein wrote in an email. "[But] the producers have taken a step in the right direction by honoring the original KITT and keeping the colors and styles that made the original popular."

The franchise can only improve on one of its latter incarnations, the little-loved 1994 TV movie, Knight Rider 2010, starring, in its KITT debut, a Ford Mustang. Albeit, an old '69.

"People watching Knight Rider—you know, a show with a futuristic talking car—have an expectation that the car's gonna look special," Wert wrote.

The new KITT, as previewed Wednesday, didn't look nearly as special as producers promise it'll look in the TV movie (and possible series), when, through the magic of post, it'll make like something out of Chamillionaire's garage, changing colors and shifting shapes.

Each of the three KITT cars has been assigned a specific duty: The so-called KITT Hero will roll with the actors; KITT Attack will handle the high-speed chase scenes; and the remote-controlled KITT Remote will double for KITT Hero.

The stunt-driver-driven KITT Attack showed off its stuff by doing a tire-burning doughnut in the parking lot. The driverless KITT Remote proved its high-tech worth by not crashing into the assembled press. The KITT Hero, under the direction of Bruening, demonstrated its carpool power by delivering the TV movie's four stars.

Not one of the models featured a strip of blinking red lights, à la classic KITT. And not one of the models featured a Michael Knight, à la classic Hasselhoff. But while the red lights weren't present, Hasselhoff will be. He appears in the new movie as his old TV character. Bruening plays Michael Knight's prodigal son, the equally name-blessed Mike Tracer.

Bruening, whose TV dad on All My Children was played by one Michael E. Knight, said Hasselhoff didn't give him driving tips so much as he gave him relationship tips.

"That's your best friend in the end," Bruening said Hasselhoff advised of KITT. "It's just [your character]. Alone on the road. With a car. That talks."

Arrested Development's Will Arnett will supply KITT's voice in the new movie, succeeding William Daniels, who advised Michael Knight in the 1980s' series.

A nontalking version of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR will go on sale next year.

Oh, and the consumer model won't change colors or shift shapes, either.

"We haven't figured out the technology yet," Uzielli said. "But we're working on it."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20071212/en_tv_eo/4afd8ce71767_4250_9486_858705d17b30

 

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What are the chances of Ford releasing a Knight Rider edition for the public? Someone would get it. I wonder how much they paid to have the Mustang picked for the part?
 

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In its stead, Bartis said producers looked to cast a car that was...
In its stead?? What? Where the fuck do these people learn to write?

I get a headache when I read this shit. true definition to the word idiot.

I could've put a better article together when I was 15.
 

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The only way I'd watch this abomination is if they made Gilbert Gottfried the voice of KITT.
 

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What are the chances of Ford releasing a Knight Rider edition for the public? Someone would get it. I wonder how much they paid to have the Mustang picked for the part?
I worked for a Pontiac dealer when the original came out. While the factory
never released a copy of Kitt, there were plenty of people who went out
and bought the front nose conversion kit to make their car a dupe of the show one.
I'm sure in that now they would market some kind of a model if the show takes off.

And you know Ford pays well to have the featured car be it's Stang.
 

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More on this story....

Each of the three KITT cars has been assigned a specific duty: The so-called KITT Hero will roll with the actors; KITT Attack will handle the high-speed chase scenes; and the remote-controlled KITT Remote will double for KITT Hero.

The stunt-driver-driven KITT Attack showed off its stuff by doing a tire-burning doughnut in the parking lot. The driverless KITT Remote proved its high-tech worth by not crashing into the assembled press. The KITT Hero, under the direction of Bruening, demonstrated its carpool power by delivering the TV movie's four stars.

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WOW!!!!! It did a tire burning doughnut, With a STUNT driver..

Who else is waiting to order a Knight Rider Ford Mistake?:action-sm