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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!