Peer-to-peer car rental service Turo is offering a daily rental of a ‘KITT’ Trans Am like the one featured in the 1980s show “Knight Rider.”
Yes, that’s right, this is the real deal, a KITT replica with working scanner light, functional dash, and it even talks!
The year was 1982 – actor David Hasselhoff starred as Michael Knight on the NBC television show Knight Rider. The true star of the show was named K.I.T.T., which wasn’t actually a person but, in fact, the heavily modified and artificially intelligent Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with the ability to talk, fire weapons and travel at high speed, whose name was short for Knight Industries Two Thousand.
A Los Angeles-based car owner made his Knight Industries Two Thousand available for rent on Turo. According to the Turo listing, it is the only K.I.T.T. replica car located in Los Angeles, CA that you can rent and drive.
The car in question is a 1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, modified with all the cosmetic goodies that make it a proper KITT, including the front red light and zoomy dashboard. It actually looks pretty damn close to perfect.
The 1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am features a modified fully functional dashboard with a ‘KITT’ talking voicebox with William Daniels’ voice. The car also features updates such as CD/MP3/Bluetooth stereo and USB inputs, T-Tops, as well as a “Seat Ejection System,” according to the listing. Knight Rider’s KITT steering wheel makes it almost impossible to drive, but if you had the chance to drive one, you really wouldn’t complain, would you?
Perfect for birthdays, weddings and other special events, this car is sure to draw a crowd. There are endless ways to have fun with KITT! This thing turns more heads than a neon green Lamborghini!
Renting K.I.T.T. will run you $175 per day and for that, you get 100 miles of fun. You could also opt for the long term renter deal which is 350 miles for a week and 750 miles for a month. This is probably the most fun car on Turo! *Hoff not included 😉
In the video below you can see the original show intro.