The 1980s promised us many things, and key amongst them was a future filled with talking cars. And while many cars today can ask us "What temperature?" or "Track number, please", none can hold a candle to Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT), from the 1982 TV series Knight Rider.
Until now, that is. As reported by EFTM, an enterprising Novocastrian (ie, someone from Newcastle, NSW), Heath Craddock, has kitted out — sorry, we couldn't resist that pun — a 1982 Pontiac Firebird, to look almost exactly like KITT from the TV series. Except, of course, Craddock's KITT is right-hand drive.
Listed for a cool AU$75,000 on carsales.com.au, the modern-day KITT has been painted a glossy black, it comes equipped with a set of flashing red lights between the bonnet and grille and has a plush, tan leather interior.
Most importantly, though, the new KITT is equipped with an LCD screen with voice recordings from Knight Rider, so if you close your eyes and imagine a pair of budgie smugglers, you, too, can be David Hasselhoff. Even better, Craddock has modified the interior to be a spitting image of KITT's interior; complete with a dashboard filled with the requisite number of lights and LED displays, as well as a centre console armed with enough buttons to make a nuclear missile launch panel envious.