There’s no TV car I’d rather drive than K.I.T.T.

In the world of Hollywood cars, few vehicles bring out the childhood nostalgia in all of us more than the Knight Industries Two Thousand, a car we affectionately — and more popularly — refer to as “KITT.” I bring this up because a version of K.I.T.T. was recently featured in an episode of the Supercar Blondie YouTube channel, and if it isn’t the real thing, it might as well be because it looks exactly like the car a lot of us grew up wanting to drive.

There are only five models that are said to be alive to this day

I don’t know if this is the actual K.I.T.T. car that David Hasselhoff used in Knight Rider, but in all likelihood, this is only a replica model. There are only five models that are said to be alive to this day, and one of them appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage back in April with its owner, Joe Huth. It doesn’t matter, though, because even if this version of K.I.T.T. isn’t the real thing, it still looks the part, making it a scene-stealer wherever it goes.

That includes London, where this K.I.T.T. car is based with its owner, a man named Lionel. Together, the two appeared in the popular Supercar Blondie YouTube channel where presenter Alexandra Mary Hirschi got really close and intimate with one of the most awesome cars to appear on her channel.

Iconic K.I.T.T. Remains The Coolest Hollywood Car in the Party
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The design of the car, specifically the dashboard layout in the interior, is exactly the same as the actual crime-fighting K.I.T.T.

There are a lot of things about this particular K.I.T.T. replica that are absolutely spot-on. The design of the car, specifically the dashboard layout in the interior, is exactly the same as the actual crime-fighting K.I.T.T. Sure, a few liberties were thrown in to make it more modern — iPads that ran episodes of Knight Rider didn’t exist back then — but for the most part, this replica has K.I.T.T.’s spunk and attitude down to a tee.

It’s not often that we get to see K.I.T.T. in a setting like modern-day London, so to watch the car get the attention it did as it drove around the city is a refreshing reminder that, at one point in our lives, this car was the coolest thing we had ever seen. That was back in the 80s. The fact that we still get the same rush 30 years later speaks to car’s iconic status.

So go ahead and call your Bullitt Mustangs and Shelby Eleanors. I’ll see all of them and raise all of you K.I.T.T. Chances are, I’m not losing that hand.

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