Ford Mustang Knight Rider Coupe for SaleJanuary 7, 2020
The auction sells a unique copy of the sports coupe, which was created specifically for participation in the American show. The ad is priced at $ 44,000
In the distant 2008 and 2009, the quite popular American series Knight Rider or Knight of the Roads appeared on the screens. After the film debuted, NBC, in an attempt to return the Knight Rider series, decided to create the television of the same name, and although it was eventually closed quite quickly, it led to the creation of the incredible Ford Mustang, which was created based on the series. So, this car is currently for sale.
Ford wanted to create the main villainous car KITT based on a sports coupe. The high-performance GT500 was chosen as the basis for the project. In those days, the production version of the Ford Mustang GT produced 300 horsepower – under the hood was a 4.6-liter V8 engine.
To increase productivity to the level of the villain KITT – in the film, this car could accelerate to 480 km / h, Ford engineers installed several upgrades. The biggest update was the addition of a Whipple supercharger, which increases engine power to 400 horsepower. The suspension was also improved – it used a racing version from the Ford Racing team, Brembo 6-piston brakes and a more efficient exhaust system.
As a transmission, a 5-speed automatic transmission was offered, which was equipped with the basic version of the Mustang GT. As the chief designer of Ford said, the automatic transmission was chosen in order to allow the actors not to be distracted by the need to shift gears.
The interior of the sports coupe has been completely redesigned for this film. To put it mildly, an unusual steering wheel, which was also presented in the original film “Knight of the Roads”. A pair of racing seats, a climate control system and a proprietary radio were removed from the cabin. Instead, a screen was inserted into which the villain KITT displayed important information for the show.
So the car is still priced at $ 44,000
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