Remember David Hasselhoff's magical Trans Am?
Yes, I am referring to the wonderful television show Knight Rider, the '80s television show with David Hasselhoff starring as Michael Knight, and his trusty talking Pontiac Trans Am KITT, a product of Knight Industries.
Now, it has been redesigned as a Ford Mustang, which will be set to appear in a made-for-TV movie Knight Rider.
This new Mustang, dubbed the Knight Rider 2.0, has advanced features to set it apart from its GM predecessor. But I'm sorry to say, that it's missing the coolest gadgets, which include as follows:
- Grappling hook
- Oil slick jets
Yes, unfortunately, the arcade-game features are now kaput, which means this TV movie, set to air in February, will be utter crap if you can't have the Spyhunter driving tactics. And I don't know about you, but where is the fun of having a car that can't burn people alive? If I was able to direct a Knight Rider movie (preferably one for the theater), I'd be going Verhoeven on this baby. There are just so many gratuitously violent possibilities to imagine for an action story about a super car. NBC continues to disappoint. And GM needs to get the Pontiac Trans Am back on the market...no sports car can replace the Trans Am.
Anyway, here is the article from Popular Mechanics.