Jalopnik has posted the first photos of KITT from NBC’s upcoming “Knight Rider” pilot — it’s a 550 HP Ford Shelby GT500KR Mustang!
The site says, “Sources with the involved companies tell us this is the real car — the actual car to be used in the show. But, because ‘it wasn’t working at the effects studio yesterday,’ someone did photoshop the red light.” Click the image below for more pics!
“Knight Rider” stars Justin Bruening as Mike Tracer, Michael Knight’s (David Hasselhoff) son who never knew his dad. Tracer is recruited by his childhood best friend, Sarah Graiman (Deanna Russo), and her eccentric physicist father, Charles (Bruce Davison), to join the Knight Foundation, a group committed to counteracting and preventing the damage done by private, covert military contractors.
To assist their missions, Charles creates the second-generation KITT, an artificially intelligent car. A shady millionaire approaches Charles to commission a KITT car, and when Charles refuses, he hires a military contractor to murder him and steal the car.