MyRidd will be an upgraded version of K.I.T.T. where I am implementing a season 3 front end, with a Universal Studios style ground effects kit and season 1-2 accessories. The electronics will be modernized while keeping the feel of season 1 and 2. Touch screen monitors, Bluetooth, WI-fi and other new technology is being integrated in order to give MrRidrr a more personalized feel and attraction to the newer generations.
|Tube TV Screens||Modern Touch Screen Monitors|
|Car Phone with Camera||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Skype Capable|
|Camera Systems||Multiple Integrated Cameras for Front, Rear and Interior Viewpoints|
Knight Industries Two Thousand Engine
"Knight Rider" series was a front engine, rear-wheel drive two-door coupe. In the show's universe, the car cost an estimated $11,400,000 to make, and the imaginary specs the car had in 1982 clearly show that. The engine in K.I.T.T was a special "Knight Industries turbojet with modified afterburners," and the transmission was an "eight speed microprocessor turbodrive with autopilot" (which allowed the car drive without any passengers). K.I.T.T. could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in an astounding 0.2 seconds with powerboosters, while braking from 70 to 0 mph only took 14 feet. Many believe the supercar rivaled current concept cars like the Aptera with a fuel efficiency of about 200 miles per gallon.
Source: Popular Mechanics 1982 Article
Pontiac Trans Am 305 Engine
Type: Liquid cooled, C-P-C-built 90-degree V8. Engine block Cast iron Cylinder heads Cast iron Intake manifold Aluminum Intake runners Aluminum Displacement: 305cid (5.0 liter, 5001cc) Bore and Stroke: 3.74 x 3.48 inch RPO Engine Designation LB9 VIN / Engine Code: F Compression Ratio: 9.5:1 Valvetrain In-head valve, pushrod, hydraulic lifters, fast burn combustion chambers Firing Order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Recommended fuel: 87 octane, unleaded fuel only Maximum recommended engine speed: 5700 rpm Emissions Controls 3-way catalytic converter, feedback fuel-air-ratio control, EGR, auxiliary air pump Exhaust System Cast iron 4 into 1 style exhaust manifold with single pipe from each cylinder bank, Y-pipe leading to single catalytic converter, single pipe leading to single muffler with rear exhaust exits Total dressed engine weight: 656.7 lbs Induction: Bosch designed, normally aspirated, multi-port fuel injection, electronic spark control, aluminum tuned-runners, aluminum intake manifold and aluminum intake box plenum. 48mm aluminum throttle body, flow rate of 700 CFM. Bosch Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor, approximately 520 CFM flow rate. Intake Air Flow Control Sealed air box with disposable paper filter element, approximately 500 CFM flow rate. Fuel Injectors: Eight plus one (one injector per cylinder plus one cold start injector mounted in aluminum fuel rail assembly) Injector Flow Rate: 19 pounds per hour Fuel Line Pressure 43.5 PSI Camshaft: Hydraulic Lift Intake / Exhaust .350 / .385 Duration Intake / Exhaust 178 / 194 Lobe Separation Intake / Exhasut 109.0 (106/-112) Lifters Hydraulic Horsepower: 205 bhp @ 4400rpm (factory and PMD media rating) Torque: 270 ft-lbs @ 3200rpm Thermostat Temp: 195.F (91.C) Cooling System: 16.9 quarts Oiling System: 5.0 quarts Fuel System: Electric fuel pump, tank mounted, in-line fuel filter, canister type. Constant pressure with fuel return line system. Fuel Capacity: 15.9 gallons Accessory Belt Drive: Multiple V-belt
Currently Ricardo Vera of KITT's Customs in Mexico is custom building the dashboard. I have chosen to go with the Season 1 dash, with Season 2 Voicebox and touch screen monitors featuring ZA Electtronica electronics. ZA is known as the best in the Knight Rider world as the electronics give real car values, have a CAN-BUS system and the firmware is upgrade-able. Additionally their electronics can be customized for multiple features from activating devices to creating tones when buttons are depressed.
Software will be added to make K.I.T.T. intelligent. Once the CPU is installed and the software is customized K.I.T.T. will be able to hold a conversation. Navigation is a key feature in most new vehicles and MyRidrr will include the latest in GPS technology.
Ricardo is also preparing the lower console so that when I receive it I can install custom electronics to give MyRidrr a unique feature that will be unveiled at the completion of this project. In addition to the lower console KITT's Customs will be crafting a lower cover set for the dashboard to give a clean and complete finished look to the dash.
Season 2 Dashboard75%
Switch Pods and Gullwing10%