It takes genuine talent to outshine an acting juggernaut like David Hasselhoff. But, unbelievable though it may seem, the Hoff was once upstaged by a car. And it wasn't just any old car, it was KITT, or to give its full title, the Knight Industries Two Thousand.
This sleek, customised Pontiac Trans-Am was impervious to attack, could cruise at 300mph and was loaded with hi-tech armaments. It could even talk, albeit in an incredibly camp, condescending voice. And now, thanks to your hairy-chested friends at the Firebox Foundation, you can own a fully-functioning, R/C version of one of rubbish TV's greatest vehicles.
The Hoff not included
The Knight Rider R/C Car doesn't have a molecular bonded shell, and it can't leap through the air (unless you throw it). It does, however, travel forwards, backwards, left and right, and boasts a 'turbo-boost' function. It also emits that familiar whooshing sound and features a working red sensor on the hood. Best of all, this tribute to an 80s legend talks when you hit a button on the transmitter: 'I am KITT, whom you may regard as the voice of the Knight 2000.'
As soon as you get behind the wheel (well fiddle with the transmitter) of this iconic vehicle the Knight Rider memories will come flooding back: Michael's unfeasibly tight jeans, Devon's plummy voice, April's incredible set of *ahem* wrenches and that pulsating theme music. In fact, this beautifully built R/C car is so evocative you might be tempted to buy an ill-fitting leather jacket, get a perm and cruise the highways fighting crime. Or maybe not.
With whispers of a new series of Knight Rider in the pipeline, there's never been a better time to make a total Hasselhoff out of yourself. Whether you're a fan of the show or you just love everything to do with the Hoff (and who doesn't?), buying a Knight Rider R/C Car is your civic duty. After all, how else will you champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless and the powerless in a world of criminals who operate above the law? Exactly!
Not for children under 3 years
Car - 12cm(W) x 9cm(H) x 33cm(D)
Remote - 10.5cm(W) x 21cm(H) x 5.5cm(D)
Car requires 4 x AA batteries (included)
Transmitter requires 1 x 9v battery (included)
Officially licensed, 1:15 scale radio control K.I.T.T. ("Knight Industries Two Thousand").
Full function control - forward, reverse, left, right, stop and turbo boost feature.
Working red sensor with varying speeds and "cyclon" sound effect.
Includes speech: "I am K.I.T.T. whom you may regard as the voice of the Knight 2000".
How do I purchase this car? Anesh, South Africa - 23rd December 2011
Firebox says: We no longer sell it, sorry Anesh!
I just got it yesterday. I bought this toy for myself as a birthday present and I love it. Very Fast car and good construction from Hitari. This is the best R/C I've ever had. Thank you firebox. Firebox is the lord of R/C models. Definitely. Regards from Greece.
JOHN SIGIROPOULOS, THESSALONIKI GREECE - 1st April 2011
I bought this toy for me two boys for Christmas 2010 and they love it...I am a massive fan myself of Knight Rider...so I'd defo say to anyone to go out and buy one and top marks to it, as well the best RC I've ever had!!!! Lesley Roberts, Flintshire - 19th February 2011
Had to buy one, so I did (on pre-order)! KITT LIVES! Received it with a minor scuff on the top, and tried to live with it. Michael Knight wouldn't, so I couldn't either. Firebox very easily and painlessly exchanged for a new shiny KITT (and even gave me more sweets), and I am one happy Knight Rider. Girlfriend will not be happy tonight as the flat will be full of makeshift ramps and cardboard boxes to crash through. THANK YOU FIREBOX!!!!! Jonathan Low, Liverpool - 7th September 2009
Firebox says: You're welcome Jonathan. Have fun!
Well I like the car and I just brought it last night and I got a lot of cars like knight 2000 and the christine the bad bone car and herbie the love bug but the remote control kinght rider even better cause I only got the remote control herbie bug want race with it lol. Rocky, N/a - 27th July 2009
I just got it today! So happy! Need A new battery for the transmitter though but I cannot wait to use it! It'll be so much fun to use! I got the General lee and the A-team car too which is going be one heck of a race!! Can't wait see it!!! MikeL, Usa Pennsylvania - 18th March 2009
Firebox says: Make sure you video it and send it to us Mike! Place your bets!