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What's Wrong with KITT

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:05 pm
by TMSBrad
I posted this on my site; thought you might be interested too...

Street Mode KITT isn't exactly correct as a 2008 Shelby GT500KR. He's based on the 2008 Shelby GT500KR showcars which had different badges and wheels than the production model. Also, KITT has Mustang GT gauges instead of the correct GT500 gauges and an automatic transmission, which was not available on Shelby GT500/GT500KR.

KITT Grille Emblem:
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2008 Shelby GT500KR Grille Emblem:
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KITT Fender Badge:
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2008 Shelby GT500KR Fender Badge:
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KITT Decklid Badge:
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2008 Shelby GT500KR Decklid Badge:
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KITT Wheel (20"):
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2008 Shelby GT500KR Wheel (18"):
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KITT Shifter (Automatic):
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2008 Shelby GT500KR Shifter (6-Speed Manual):
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KITT Gauges (Mustang GT Gauges):
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2008 Shelby GT500KR Gauges:
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Re: What's Wrong with KITT

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:14 pm
by Kaine
that's simple to answer.

when they filmed the backdoorpilot in 10/2007, the Shelby GT500KR wasn't available, so they took some Mustang GTs and customized them to look like GT500KRs. that's how KITT came to his looks. now with the series KITT actually is a GT500KR, but customized to look just like he looked in the pilot (at least the exterior).

Re: What's Wrong with KITT

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:25 pm
by Mr.Marcus
KITT isn't a true GT500KR. Its like Ari Gold trying to pass off his MB S500 as an S600 by changing the little 5 emblem to a 6 one. A little Entourage reference there, hope someone got it.

Re: What's Wrong with KITT

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:32 pm
by knightny
I did. Phenominal show.

Re: What's Wrong with KITT

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:34 pm
by Mr.Marcus
knightny wrote:I did. Phenominal show.


Nice. I actually love the Mustang much better than the Trans Am. Although when you watch the old episodes and see the cars in the background you can tell the Trans Am was the "it" car back then for the average joe.

Re: What's Wrong with KITT

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:32 pm
by KnightCrusader99
Holy crap... I love that interior WAY better than the one that is currently in KITT. Well, the gauges are different but they look so much better.

Re: What's Wrong with KITT

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:40 pm
by t.b.77b
You're right but you have to remember this is KITT which they would definitely change aspects of cause you want it to be known as KITT not just another Mustang. These changes are not at all surprising to me.

I'm not trying to be mean or sound that way just want to put my 2 cents in and I hope no one takes this personally.

Re: What's Wrong with KITT

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:11 pm
by Drake
I believe KITT's wheels are from the SuperSnake.

Re: What's Wrong with KITT

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:00 pm
by TMSBrad
Drake wrote:I believe KITT's wheels are from the SuperSnake.

Yes, they use the 20" wheels on the Super Snake, but the GT500KR show cars wore them first. The GT500KR is a pre-title program, so they have to pass Ford's testing. The 20" wheels did not pass. The Super Snake is a post-title program and is not subject to Ford's testing, so Shelby Autos could use the 20" wheels.

Re: What's Wrong with KITT

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:36 pm
by Samborghini
No surprise really, KI2T wasn't a standard Trans-am they modified the Knight 2000 so its no surprise to me they change things on the GT500KR.

Re: What's Wrong with KITT

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:15 pm
by sebhaque
I'm a bit confused by this... if KITT's just a normal Mustang does that mean they've dubbed the supercharger whine over the standard engine, or am I just being a prat? For me, the sound of the supercharger on KI3T is as iconic as the scanner on KI2T.