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Where is K.I.F.T

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:47 pm
by michealknightbx81
What ever happened to the vehicle used in the Knight Rider 2000 movie?

???

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:57 pm
by KRIT
I don't know, unfortunately.

But, exactly, wich model are this car: Pontiac Banshee, or Dodge :?:

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:00 pm
by TurbomanKnight
Someone owns the actual screen car. After KR2000, the car was used as a Police Car in the Power Rangers Movie a few years ago. A few months ago it was then put on eBay. I'll look for the link where there was a discussion on it on another board. Later Though. 8)

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:00 pm
by Lost Knight
The car is a Dodge Stealth with a customized shell that resembles the Pontiac Banshee. Pontiac wouldn't let the producers use the actual car, so they had to build their own and make it slightly different. Last I heard, the car was repainted black and white and used as a futuristic cop car in a Power Rangers movie.

EDIT: Sorry, Samir, we posted at the same time.

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:02 pm
by knightdriver
The car was based on a 1991 Dodge Stealth.

The two cars that were used went from being used in other films
such as CHiPS 99, Power Rangers and an episode of Scare Tatics
on sci fi channel. Both car sold recently on eBay. They were beat up
pretty bad one one didn't even run any longer.

I know one of the ended up back at the studio that build them originally
and has been fully restored to new condition. Last I knew they were
looking for a steering wheel for it.

The other one, I couldn't tell you it where abouts or current condition.
there was a Boat version as well but unsure where that one is.

Hope that helps a bit!

EDIT, typing myself at the same time, similar answers. LOL :D

:)

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:03 pm
by KRIT
Thanks at all for information.

Why change a car in the KR2000 :?: (Not a Pontiac :?: )

:lol:

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:30 pm
by TurbomanKnight
Lost Knight wrote:EDIT: Sorry, Samir, we posted at the same time.


Its ok man! 8) It's funny how we all post at the same time. :lol:

Re: :)

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:37 pm
by Lost Knight
KRIT wrote:Thanks at all for information.

Why change a car in the KR2000 :?: (Not a Pontiac :?: )

:lol:


The producers picked the Stealth because they thought it was the most high-tech-looking car on the road at the time. I wonder, though, why that would matter if they were just going to build a shell over it anyway.

Re: Where is K.I.F.T

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:29 pm
by Scott Kirkessner
I am pleased to say that you will find out in September.

Only on Knight Rider 2000 Online!
-Scott


michealknightbx81 wrote:What ever happened to the vehicle used in the Knight Rider 2000 movie?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:54 pm
by Army_F_Body
The one on eBay (the one that drove orginally but now has a busted engine) ended up here in CA I recall. Pictures of the it after it was restored where floating around the Foundation and Registries last year. The owner wishes to have nothing to do with us anymore unfortunately (or so I heard).

Re: :)

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:21 am
by knightdriver
Lost Knight wrote:
KRIT wrote:Thanks at all for information.

Why change a car in the KR2000 :?: (Not a Pontiac :?: )

:lol:


The producers picked the Stealth because they thought it was the most high-tech-looking car on the road at the time. I wonder, though, why that would matter if they were just going to build a shell over it anyway.


Actually, they used the Stealth only because the studio had an extra one
sitting around that was left over from another film. Or so I have been told.

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:36 am
by Knight-Armen
The car is a red Dodge Stealth from 1991. It did it's first apperiance on Knight Rider 2000. The movie was ment to become a TV show and they wanted to air the movie every week as they did with Knight Rider from the 80's. However the movie didn't become that popular so they stopped the production. After that the car was used in different movies and TV shows. In other words the car went to an demolition derby! Imagine how the a car would feel if it were to be repainted 10 times for different apperiances. Having cameras all over the car. TOTAL RAPING!!! Hehehe... anyway, below is a very good site in wich you can go and read more carefully about Knight Rider 2000 and what they did with the car after that!

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:40 am
by Knight-Armen
Sorry, I forgot to type the website:

http://home.arcor.de/kr2000/kr2000/

Some things might be in german! Sorry for that, but still there are some interesting pictures to take a minute at!

Re: :)

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:23 pm
by Lost Knight
knightdriver wrote:Actually, they used the Stealth only because the studio had an extra one sitting around that was left over from another film. Or so I have been told.


The following is an excerpt from Knight Rider Legacy in which the director of Knight Rider 2000, Alan J. Levi, is interviewed:

"K.I.T.T. was to go as high-tech as possible and Levi looked at a number of production automobiles and decided that the highest tech-looking one was the Dodge Stealth. Alan J. Levi adds, 'The body was short and that's what we wanted. We didn't have to beef-up the car that much.'"

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:11 pm
by Scott Kirkessner
For a more reliable and English friendly website, look at mine:

http://www.kr2k.com

For pictures of the Knight 4000 being built, check out: http://www.kr2k.com/bts.html

-Scott

Knight-Armen wrote:Sorry, I forgot to type the website:

http://home.arcor.de/kr2000/kr2000/

Some things might be in german! Sorry for that, but still there are some interesting pictures to take a minute at!