Imagery above by Universal Studios.
I grew up watching the early 80s television show Knight Rider each week after school. From the personality voiced by the late William Daniels to the fantastic Turbo Boost jumps, every bone in my body wanted the Knight Industries Two Thousand (K.I.T.T) car in my driveway! The infamous Michael Scheffe (who also would go on to build the Back to the Future DeLorean) was the brainchild behind taking a stock 1982 Pontiac Trans Am and making into something unlike anything anyone had ever seen before. While owning the real car is now a fantasy, I can still indulge my inner child thanks to a new partwork!
About a year ago, Fanhome/DeAgostini began selling a 1:8 scale Knight Industries Two Thousand (K.I.T.T.) build-up model in the UK and Europe. Unfortunately, until recently it was not available where I am in the United States. I always found that ironic as the show was developed and produced in the US. Well, it has recently come to my attention that this K.I.T.T. partwork is now available for order in the USA!
“For the first time ever, you can build one of the most famous cars in TV history. K.I.T.T. was more than just a car. He was a computer, a weapon, a friend, and a bit of a comedian.”
“Your fully accurate 1:8 scale replica has all of the special features that you remember from the show. With the included remote control watch, you can play the part of Michael Knight and control all of K.I.T.T.’s powers, including working lights, the famous red scanner and even his voice.”
- Scale: 1:8
- Length: Approximately 23.6″ (60 cm)
- Weight: 16.53 lbs. (7.5 kg)
- Materials: This die-cast metal model includes electronics and ABS parts
- 110 Stages to complete
- Wristwatch Remote Control
- Highly Detailed Interior with Illuminated Dashboard
- Opening Doors, Hood, and Trunk
- Working Pop-Up Headlights, Tail Lights, and Interior Lights
- Functioning Steering System
- KITT Turbine Engine
- Rotating License Plate (3 Options – KNIGHT, KNI 667, and EU plate KR-010-FR)
- Hinged T-Top Roof Panels
The US-based subscription will also include four FREE GIFTS: A Power Bank, License Plate, Posters, a 1:43 KITT, and a Display Case:
I do not have any plans to build this partwork, but if I ever change my mind there will surely be a build site for it!
Fanhome is even awarding this free T-shirt to the first 100 subscribers!
Head on over to the Fanhome US K.I.T.T. website for more information!