Do you think the Pontiac Rageous would be a current K.I.T.T.

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Do you think the Pontiac Rageous would be a current K.I.T.T.

Post by Nicholas Knight » Tue May 14, 2013 12:51 am

I went to a local thrift store and happened to find a Hot Wheels toy of the "Pontiac Rageous". It looked very KR like, so I looked up some info on it. A concept car that later had influences on the later gen Firebirds. I wish I could edit the pic to make the car black with the scanner and the 82 styled hubcaps....(Knight Racer....lol)
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Post by Knight Racer » Tue May 14, 2013 10:33 am

I think I saw that car when I was 15 and bought 2.I used to think they would have looked great as drone cars for knight of the drones.

The paintjob on them looks like something from tokyo drift or a fast and furious movie.

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Here's my kitt-a-cized version of it.

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Post by 1batt4u » Tue May 14, 2013 11:57 am

Why would you want 1982 wheels on a newer KITT?? That makes no sense at all. I noticed a lot of people do that when they do photo shop of newer cars.
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Post by Tannim31 » Tue May 14, 2013 12:43 pm

prolly because even today they are more aerodynamic than most of todays wheels (never will understand how car makers think a brick i.e. any chrysler car, et al, is more aerodynamic than a wedge i.e pretty much any Ferrari/super car) that and the fact those wheels...they are KITT as much as the red scanner is.

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Post by 1batt4u » Tue May 14, 2013 5:06 pm

Tannim31 wrote:prolly because even today they are more aerodynamic than most of todays wheels (never will understand how car makers think a brick i.e. any chrysler car, et al, is more aerodynamic than a wedge i.e pretty much any Ferrari/super car) that and the fact those wheels...they are KITT as much as the red scanner is.


If you go by that, then keep the PMD seats, interior, fenders, doors, bumpers, ect... cause they all KITT
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Post by tharpdevenport » Wed May 15, 2013 3:45 am

Well, by that token, why even have a red scanner at all? Or even have the car talk? Or be black? Or turbo boost? The doors swings both ways.


Even the JJRebootams [i]Star Trek[/b] re-design kept many of the aspects of the original TOS 1701, rather than say it's got to keep all of it cause it's all identifiable.
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Post by 1batt4u » Wed May 15, 2013 4:45 pm

tharpdevenport wrote:Well, by that token, why even have a red scanner at all? Or even have the car talk? Or be black? Or turbo boost? The doors swings both ways.


Even the JJRebootams [i]Star Trek[/b] re-design kept many of the aspects of the original TOS 1701, rather than say it's got to keep all of it cause it's all identifiable.


The red scanner, the car talking, black car, all gadgets, turbo boost, is KITT.

The 1982 turbo cast wheels are only for the original KITT.
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Post by Nicholas Knight » Wed May 15, 2013 9:53 pm

Personally I consider having the Bowling Ball rims on a current KITT kinda a homage to the Original. Although the predecessors had basically factory (TKR) or slightly modified (K4000) (K2010) (K3000 base form), I did like the 08 Tv movies black Attack mode rims as well as the 08 Tv series attack mode rims (reminded me of the Custom KITT ep in Season One.)
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Post by 1batt4u » Wed May 15, 2013 11:12 pm

Nicholas Knight wrote:Personally I consider having the Bowling Ball rims on a current KITT kinda a homage to the Original. Although the predecessors had basically factory (TKR) or slightly modified (K4000) (K2010) (K3000 base form), I did like the 08 Tv movies black Attack mode rims as well as the 08 Tv series attack mode rims (reminded me of the Custom KITT ep in Season One.)


Thats what I say. A modern car with modern wheels, preferably black with silver lip.

I did that with my 2000 T/A. C6 Black Corvette wheels with silver lip.

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Post by Nicholas Knight » Thu May 16, 2013 12:25 am

Sweet Car!!!! Now seeing that, doesn't it seem like the Rageous, in black, with or without the Bowling Ball Hubcaps would be an update of KITT....and the FireBird T/A????
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Post by 1batt4u » Thu May 16, 2013 12:38 am

Nicholas Knight wrote:Sweet Car!!!! Now seeing that, doesn't it seem like the Rageous, in black, with or without the Bowling Ball Hubcaps would be an update of KITT....and the FireBird T/A????
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Seems a mix of the 4th Gen. T/A a Cadillac and something else.
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Post by Micaela Knight » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:11 pm

Ooh, now that's one sweet car! Love it. Too bad it never got beyond the concept stage in it's original form. I wouldn't mind having one. :D
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Post by Nicholas Knight » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:15 pm

Glad to see somebody else likes the car, too!!! lol
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