Matthew wrote:Victor Kros wrote:Plausible is not confirmed so I will agree to disagree. Personally I believe if the writers or producers had intended for KITT to go over 200mph they would have written an episode in Season Three demonstrating said new abilities since they seemed to excel at coming up with more and more new things for KITT to do - it seems odd that an increase in speed earlier on wasn't pursued until Season Four.
But what you have to remember is that KITT’s exhaust and engine systems were badly damaged by the Drone Car's missile.
Exhaust and Engine Explosion
The fact that a brand new dashboard is built with all of the new systems on it, including an extra 100mph, proves that the engine and exhaust systems were upgraded during Bonnie’s repairs, even if that fact wasn’t taken advantage of during season 3.
Also, in addition to the speedometer, it must be noted that the tachometer was modified to reflect the new specifications as well, with an increase from 8000rpm to 9000rpm, providing further proof of the improvements that were made to KITT’s engine and exhaust systems.
Thus, as per the evidence shown on screen, KITT’s top speed is 300mph during season 3, and 40% faster than that whilst using SPM in season 4. Of course, the image from the credits proves this fact on its own, but no ifs, ands, or buts can change the additional information that was presented to us within the show on a weekly basis.
- This is still all circumstantial evidence, the FACT remains if they wanted the car to go 300mph they would have written a story to SHOW OFF the new abilities. You can't call this confirmed, sorry. The evidence isn't strong enough. They might have had the abilities in place but they were never UTILIZED and as per the references in the Knight Rider Bible - where all episodes BEGAN, I still cannot agree with your assesment.
The only thing you proved is what I've already said in the first place, the producers and writers were thinking ahead with their new dash design. Speed was not one of KITT's featured upgrades or KITT would have pointed it out to Michael like he did in Knight of the Juggernaut. Granted I agree the engine had to be rebuilt and whatnot but it had to be rebuilt again in the Season Four anyway? So really what is the point of having the extra rpms and mph if you NEVER USE IT?
Again the mods to the dash are a continuity error at best. It's like in Knight Rider: The Series when you see SKI MODE listed in KITT's abilities and yet we never saw it used until he fights KARR(E) and if it weren't for MKF fighting to see it, we wouldn't have seen it used at all - same difference - planning ahead only in this case, said planned abilities were not used until a whole other season later.
As I stated before and you've yet to disprove is that the point of SPM in Season Four was to show K.I.T.T. could go faster than he could before - just like with people and their cars, you mod them to handle better and go FASTER.
It's clearly established that KITT could not exceed 200mph on a normal basis which is why they decided to create a system (SPM) that would allow people to believe he could achieve speeds upwards of 300mph and a braking system (EBS) to safely stop. Even if you continue to believe he could go 300mph, that is his LIMIT. He's never been shown to exceed that mark and its likely because even the fastest nascar F-1 racer can only handle gripping and turning/banking on the track up to 268mph.
There is no way in hell K.I.T.T. can remain on the road at 420mph, it's physically impossible. The only cars that can achieve this are rocket cars and those travel in straight lines just like *gasp* dragsters which is what the Attack KITT was based off of. KITT clearly has to make turns while traveling along the highway and street corners.
So I'm sorry but no. It's PLASUABLE that KITT could go 300mph in Season Three even if they NEVER SHOWED or none of the characters even MENTIONED it, it's BUSTED that he could reach 420mph. Attack KITT couldn't even go that fast, it peaks at 377mph.
It is only PLAUSABLE that KITT can go 300mph in Season Three because of the DASH reference, that's the only evidence there is to make it plausible otherwise it would be entirely busted at this point.
You've got two frames of examples vs. a truckload of evidence against it. You're talking about something that has been shown once or twice at best (if you count Goliath) only vs. other facts that have been consistantly proven to remain true, featured, and consistantly repeated throughout the latter end of the series. A dash addition that has never been utilized or referenced directly is just eye candy at best. Again I state what's the point of having installed a new feature that you never actually use? It doesn't add up and someone as smart as Bonnie or KITT would have informed Michael of EVERY feature she installed into KITT just like they did in Knight of the Juggernaut.
I fail to believe that Bonnie in the entirety of Season Three would never tell Michael that K.I.T.T. can now safely go faster than 200mph. Her persona would have leaped at the chance to show off her new gadgets - that's why she wanted to keep Michael out of the back while she was repairing K.I.T.T. to show off her new additions when the time was right. Unfortunately for her, she didn't get that luxury and KITT had to tell Michael. Just like he did again in Knight of the Juggernaut. - there's a consistancy of writing there.
In order to buy into your claims that KITT could go 300mph in Season Three (and apparently not know about it) you're asking fans to believe Bonnie is dumber than she appears to be and that would break her character traits. You are also asking fans to believe K.I.T.T. would never be intelligent enough to mention his new found abilities to Michael. It's a well known FACT, K.I.T.T. consistantly showed off his new features to Michael whenever Bonnie would install them.
I just don't see it.
As far as I'm concerned this myth debate is over.
KITT going 300mph in Season Three - PLAUSABLE (based only on ONE dash reference)
KITT going 420mph in any incarnation of Knight Rider - BUSTED
KITT's top speed overall - 300mph - CONFIRMED