I was intrigued when I found out there was a re-make of Knight Rider on the way. It was pretty much my favourite childhood TV show, so I wondered just what modern concept-esque car they’d choose to be the new KITT. Would it be small and sleek, like the ASL Garaiya? Or, better still, would they use the show to re-launch the Pontiac Firebird. Well no, as it happens. In what has to be the biggest travesty since Team Knight Rider, the new KITT is to be a Ford Mustang.
I mean, seriously, what the heck is that all about. I actually like the Mustang, but it’s not even in the same league when it comes to futuristic sports car looks as the Pontiac Firebird was back in the early 80’s.
Not that I believe it’s hard to out-act David Hasselhoff, but the car was as big a star of the show as the Hoff was back in the day, and I just don’t think for a moment that the Ford Mustang will endear itself to the audience in the same way.
Will Arnett (who brilliantly played Gob in Arrested Development) will have his work cut out for him as the new voice of KITT, that’s for sure.