9 months ago, in the "Best KITT Car" topic, my opinion was that the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 would make the best KITT car. While I still feel that way, I came across this topic and had another idea what KITT should look like. That idea is the 1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z. Even though it was built in 1988, it has the futuristic shape that would make it perfect for a FLAG vehicle. As futuristic as it looks, however, it has one problem:
It's a front wheel drive (FWD) car with a 4-cylinder engine.
While I don't have anything against FWD cars, Michael Knight didn't get his business done with FWD and a 4-cylinder engine. If a 1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z was chosen to be the platform for KITT, it would need to be converted to RWD and given a more powerful engine. If I was a Knight Industries engineer working with FLAG, I would choose the following products:
1. Art Morrison Max-G chassis
2. Tremec Magnum 6-speed
3. Arrington Performance 3G Hemi (426 Stroker)
4. Forgeline VR3S Wheels
The car and wheels would be colored black, naturally.
I got this idea from a project involving a similar Shelby Z Hemi conversion by a client of a Pennsylvania company known as Exline Custom Auto, though it should be noted that Exline isn't using an Art Morrison chassis. If anyone's interested in the URL about this Exline project, just let me know.
Meanwhile, I attached a picture of a 1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z to illustrate my point.
- That thing got a Hemi? Don't I wish?
- 1988_dodge_daytona_shelby_z_kridea.jpg (34.29 KiB) Viewed 1393 times