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What Do You Think of the Knight 4000?

Post by Knight Industries 3000 » Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:58 am

I was just browsing some online photos of the Knight 4000, and my opinion of the car today is the same as it was when I first watched Knight Rider 2000. I think that car is butt-ugly. Its only redeeming quality is the old scanner light at the front of the car.

I would prefer that a "new" KITT be a custom design rather than one closely based on a stock car like a Trans Am, but surely the Knight Rider 2000 people could have come up with something that actually looked cool, couldn't they? I can't imagine that red monstrosity doing any of KITT's stunts.

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Post by knightman » Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:30 am

the knight 4000 kinda grew on me after a while it wasnt the same as
kitt , it became sort of kitt when michael put kitts scanner in it
maybe if the car was black it would have looked better ?
im not sure...

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Post by Jonathan » Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:29 am

There were no extra features such as turbo boost :cry: too bad

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Post by KARR Engineer » Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:51 am

I like it, although it's not as good as the Knight 2000. I wouldn't mind driving it.
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Post by PBH » Wed Apr 28, 2004 11:17 pm

New guy here! (Just joined the club ;) )

As I understood it, they originally wanted a Pontiac Banshee, but GM declined. So they created the Knight 4000 out of a Stealth ES to resemble the Banshee. Although I LOVED the Banshee, the Knight 4000 just wasn't as sleek. But, it did grow on me after a while. Since then & to my knowledge, the car has been used in the 'CHiPs Reunion' movie & in an episode of 'Power Rangers'. I got the following from http://www.knightrider2000.8m.com
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When the producers of Knight Rider 2000 (1991)
went to General Motors and asked for permission to use
the Pontiac Banshee Concept Car for the Knight 4000,
GM declined, saying that if the movie turned into
the series, they would be once again swamped by
requests for the "Knight 4000 Car", as they were for the
Pontiac Trans Am. So the producers turned to Jay Ohrberg
Star Cars Inc. for help. Ohrberg and his staff
constructed a car which resembled the Banshee on top of a
1991 Dodge Stealth.

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Post by Knight Industries 3000 » Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:33 am

PBH wrote:New guy here! (Just joined the club ;) )
When the producers of Knight Rider 2000 (1991)
went to General Motors and asked for permission to use
the Pontiac Banshee Concept Car for the Knight 4000,
GM declined, saying that if the movie turned into
the series, they would be once again swamped by
requests for the "Knight 4000 Car", as they were for the
Pontiac Trans Am.


Why is that a bad thing? It would have been free publicity!

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Post by SwEeTiNsAnItY » Thu Apr 29, 2004 1:50 am

Knight Industries 3000 wrote:Why is that a bad thing? It would have been free publicity!


Fo' real :? Oh those crazy GM workers...

I haven't seen Knight Rider 2000 ( :(? ) but I've seen the Knight 4000 and I'm not too fond of it... red paint was actually pretty suitable though.

An episode of Power Rangers... heh heh, for some reason that's a lot more believable than I want it to be :lol:

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Post by Knight Industries 3000 » Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:48 am

SwEeTiNsAnItY wrote:An episode of Power Rangers... heh heh, for some reason that's a lot more believable than I want it to be :lol:


Maybe the Knight 4000 had the ability to "morph" into a robot. Kittzord?! :shock:

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Post by Arjun » Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:31 am

I would like to see a story where K4000 suddenly gets activated and then KITT and K4000 start arguing!

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Post by KARR Engineer » Thu Apr 29, 2004 1:59 pm

In Power Strangers ( :lol: ) the Knight 4000 was a police car.

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:00 pm

The one improvement of the Knight 4000 was the full-windshield heads-up-display. It didn't really get used much but it was very cool. I'd like to see something similar brought into the movie.

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Post by themarvelous3 » Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:40 pm

i have to agree with it needing to be black. hard to be descreet with a screaming red car in the middle of the night

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Post by Knight Industries 3000 » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:19 pm

themarvelous3 wrote:i have to agree with it needing to be black. hard to be descreet with a screaming red car in the middle of the night


On the other hand, in the daytime, the Knight 4000 would fit right in. There seem to be more red cars than cars of just about any other color.

I still prefer a black Knight Industries super car.

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Post by themarvelous3 » Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:07 am

knight makes me think dark. there are too many red cars now adays

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Post by Dave Knight » Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:26 am

when they reissued the K4000 model i decided to paint mine black with the traditional tan interior, but since the reisssue has the not correct for the tv car rims as the original, i picked up a AMT dodge stealth RT Turbo model (the K4000 was based on the stealth snap kit/promo model) and put that in side the K4000 body shell, but not before cutting open the 'hood' on the nose of the car and allowing the 300 HP twin turbo stealth engine to be visible. and the stealth came with optional wheels that looked 'similar' to K4000 but the spokes were more upright instead of the angled throwing star look they had.
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Post by Knight224 » Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:53 pm

Hi all its pessimist me! :shock: I personally like the Trans Am better but call me biased. Red just isn't KITT... it's more KIFT... and I don't like KIFT... or at least I don't think I like KIFT... *goes off to ponder in her own little world*
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Post by ramon88us » Sat May 01, 2004 10:39 am

Another thing it didnt have was a unique shaped steering wheel.

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Post by comets78 » Sat May 01, 2004 11:21 pm

i did like the voice box in kitt 4000 to out place for if aint broke dont fix it boy i would love to in the room where the NEW guy devon and michael they had liquadate kitt for parts it old :) there should have been some punching going on:)

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Post by aussieknight » Sun May 02, 2004 5:52 am

I beg your pardon? :?
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Post by Knight224 » Sun May 02, 2004 8:10 am

I think he said : I did like the voice box in KITT 4000. But it was too out of place because it wasn't broken (as in the old one) so you don't need to fix it. Boy would I love to have been in the room with the new guy devon and michael hired who liquadated KITTS old parts. I would have punched him.

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Post by beatle64 » Sun May 02, 2004 10:58 am

Arjun wrote:I would like to see a story where K4000 suddenly gets activated and then KITT and K4000 start arguing!


It's been a while since I watched it but didn't it kind of happen while they while they were in the garage?

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Post by GetKittBack » Sun May 02, 2004 11:09 am

i like kift all but he didnt have some of the features that kitt had and that the car was black plus they changed his name. other than that i though i looked like a great new kitt

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