Knight Rider Super Fan Spends $50,000 Building Most Accurate KITT Replica

Most accurate KITT replica
Most accurate KITT replica - Image credit: Wonder World

I’ve seen many KITT replica’s over the years, but this KITT replica created by Knight Rider fan Chris Blasius has to be right up there in terms of most accurate project builds.

Knight Rider KITT Replica Most Accurate Build

Chris Blasius from Olmsted Falls, Ohio, spent over 2.5 years, 2000 hours & $50,000 dollars building the most accurate restoration of a Knight Rider KITT replica Car.

I told my parents at the age of 6 that I will own KITT someday. I actually begged them to buy me a new 82 Trans Am and save it for me until I could drive, because they were still new then. They said I would grow out of it… but I never did.

– Chris Blasius

Fun Facts

What does KITT stand for?

In the original TV show KITT is an acronym for Knight Industries Two Thousand.

What type of car was KITT originally?

KITT from the original series was a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am (technically the cars used ranged from 1982 to 1984 model year and on at least one occasion a modified Firebird was used). The T-tops were notoriously bad for leaking meaning it’s almost impossible to find a rust-free donor car. Chris chose a sound rust-free low mileage coupe as the base car and had to chop the roof out.

Donor car. Image credit: Wonder World

Who was the voice of KITT and KARR?

The voice of KITT was provided by American actor William Daniels. A perhaps lessor known fact is that the voice of KARR (KITTs evil twin) was done by more than one person. The original voice of KARR was provided by Peter Cullen, who is best known as the voice of Optimus Prime in the original 1980s Transformers animated series.

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