Published on August 17th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás
Recycled Hawtness: Man Builds Ultimate KITT Replica (w/ video)
If you were a child of the 80s, you already know what you’re looking at. If you’re not (I feel bad for you, truly), that’s KITT’s dashboard, and the man you see driving around in it has spent the last three years building a pitch-perfect replica of Knight Rider‘s least porn-y headliner from the bones of a 1991 Pontiac Firebird GTA. Put simply: it’s amazing.
We love the idea of refurbishing old cars here on Gas2, and, like the Singer Porsche, this Pontiac represents the best kind of restomod. With love and energy and effort, the owner of this Pontiac has saved it from a life of trailer park hooning, eigth-mile races, and general junkyard dismissal and put it back on the road. With 5-second 0-60 times, a top speed over 140 mph, and around 24 mpg available from the car’s 5.7L V8 engine, though, the car is arguably competitive with many similar-performing vehicles today that – let’s face it! – don’t look like KITT.
Check out the latest take on our “the greenest car is the one that’s already been built” theme of recycled hawtness, below. Enjoy!