The pair of Mustangs collectively known as “KITT” which were used in the TV special “Knight Rider” appear to have been a hit over the weekend at the 6th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in West Palm Beach.
The highly modified cars, know as lot 655 and 655.1, were offered as a package deal.
Ford partnered with NBC to create a new KITT super-car, inspired by the new Shelby GT500KR, to star in the "Knight Rider" TV series which premiered on NBC on February 17, 2008. “Super KITT” and "Attack Mode KITT" were sold as a pair for a strong $300,000 with all proceeds going to the non-profit Salute to Education.
"Super KITT” was built using a black Mustang GT with 4.6 Liter V8 that was upfitted with a Ford Racing Whipple Super-charger to make 500 horsepower. Additional performance elements include 6-piston Brembo Brakes, FRC500 Suspension Pak, High Flow Ford Racing X-Pipe and Ford Racing mufflers with stainless tips. The exterior sports a GT500KR fiberglass hood with a KITT heartbeat light, GT500 front and rear bumper covers, matte black LeMans stripes, matte finish rocker panels, GT500KR rear spoilers and 20" forged aluminum wheels.
Attack Mode KITT
"Attack Mode KITT” began as a black Mustang GT with 4.6 Liter V8, auto transmission, custom front valance/grille based on the GT500KR, carbon graphite chin spoiler, custom rear bumper cover, custom side faux air scoops, custom side skirt/rocker panel, two-tiered rear spoiler, custom rear window insert, custom turn signal trim, custom headlight trim brow and 20" forged black aluminum wheels. Performance features include Brembo Brakes, a FRC Suspension Pak and Ford Racing mufflers with stainless tips.