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Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 “K.I.T.T.”: Mr. Hasselhoff, Your Ride Is (Almost) Ready

Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 “K.I.T.T.”: Mr. Hasselhoff, Your Ride Is (Almost) Ready

Hot Wheels Elite just sent along these photos of the first decorated  sample of their upcoming 1:18 Knight Industries “K.I.T.T.” – and suddenly it’s 1982, all over again.

Sorry if we wax nostalgic; for a lot of viewers, the “Knight Industries Two Thousand” – a hyper-hyped-up 1982 Pontiac Trans Am with built-in Artificial Intelligence and advanced crime-fighting hardware – was the TV Batmobile of the big-hair age.

Judging by the photos, it’s going to be an impressive piece, with opening doors, hood, and hatch, real-aspect door hinges (far cooler than the dog-legs prior images used), tilt-up T-tops, pop-up headlights, an extremely detailed, carpeted interior with tilting seats front and rear, and a heavily-piped engine that features hi-po tweaks, and even a few noble materials added for more realism (is that metal mesh on that big duct to the right of the induction unit?).

From the look of things, this one should be a major hit for star car collectors and model car lovers alike, with a hatful of sweet details throughout. Though these photos are of an early example, we’re willing to bet our Flock of Seagulls CD that it’ll look great in production – Hot Wheels’ Elite releases are uniformly well-finished and beautifully built.

No word on production numbers, or other features, but we’re locked in for more info – and a sample in hand – as they become available. Stay close to the little screen. We’re on the case.

Hot Wheels Elite 

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  1. Looks like I’m gonna have to pull the wheels and tires off an Ertl to get rid of those big, square-shouldered truck tires on this thing. I wish they’d also get in the mold and soften-up the edges all over…all the corners are much to sharp/harsh. Maybe by the 8th re-release the mold will wear down some? 🙂

  2. Very nice! I hope the wipers will be hidden and the wheels will look better than that on the final released model… I was very impressed by the Hot Wheels Elite 1/18 Ecto-1 and I’m sure I’m gonna be even more impressed with this KITT. And judging from the photos, it already looks like a big improvement over the one ERTL did many years ago. I can’t wait to get this!

  3. there are things that don’t go: the four lighthouses under chest are absent, the wheels are not proportionate

  4. Please remember these are pre-production images though we see some areas to that can use a bit more attention to detail what we are looking at here is NOT final production pieces.

  5. My girlfriend got me A 30TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT BOOKED Since MAY 2013 BOOKED K.I.T.T.. KnightRider Limited Edition 10,000 Hotwheels elite 1:18 I’m very impressed with review KNIGHTRIDERonline and EBay HOTWHEELS Elite sites and images google my CAR IS ARRIVING From U.K. To Ireland June 21st – June 26th depends deliver looking forward getting car in really impressed

  6. HOTWHEELS ELITE LIMITED 3O th Anniversary EDITION KNIGHTRIDER K.I.T.T. Black T- Top car. I got mine after waiting by courier and U.K. Getting it in U.S.A. -K.I.T.T.1:18 hotwheels eliete from my girlfriend for me as my 30th Birthday present . I. Have to say well worth wait I received 26th June Wednesday 2013. At 8am by courier HOTWHEELS ELITE 1:18 for detail accurate inside outside K.I.T.T. Car im fantastic detail im really impressed and HOTWHEELS I’d give 5***** 10/10 I total stick hotwheels eliete buy K.A.R.R. / K.I.T.T. Enemy new yr when realised in U.K. Ireland &hotwheels elite number 1 in my book fans of ORIGINAL KNIGHTRIDER & HASSELHOFF it a 1:18 model K.I.T.T . U be wanting

    1. Hi, Steve –

      So… you liked it, huh? We did, too. Very cool model, and it looks like your sample found a good home. Don’t let that girlfriend go – she’s a keeper.

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