Sunday, February 17, 2008

The New Knight Rider Questions: What's KITT Stand For? and Other Questions

Apparently a lot of people watched the new Knight Rider on NBC tonight. So of course there are many questions about the history and peculiarities of the show with the talking car, KITT. First among these is, What the heck does "KITT" stand for?

The original KITT was the Knight Industries Two Thousand. To keep the same initials, the new model is called the Knight Industries Three Thousand. The Three Thousand is a souped-up Ford Mustang, which fits in nicely with Ford's sponsorship of the movie. What a coincidence!

Who does the voice of KITT? It's actor Val Kilmer, known for his roles in many movies including Batman in Batman Forever, Iceman in Top Gun, and Jim Morrison in The Doors, among others.

What type of fuel does KITT use? From what I've read, it's primarily solar powered, but also can run on gasoline. It's said to get 167 miles per hour... so how come all these lousy SUVs can only get 15 mph?!

The new KITT has all kinds of features, such as a solar hybrid engine, access to the FBI databases and military satellites, and probably fuzzy dice hanging from the rear-view mirror that can survive a nuclear blast.

1 comment:

leon truelsen said...

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