New Knight Rider KITT is a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR

The one time in his life that David Hasselhoff was upstaged, it was when working with Knight Industries Two Thousand, or KITT, his super intelligent car featured in the series Knight Rider. For those unaware, Knight Rider is making its triumphant return to television more than a decade after the original series was canned.

KITT was originally a Pontiac Trans Am, but for this modern day remake, the car is officially a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR, first reported by the sleuths at Jalopnik that spotted the car being developed in an LA facility. There is no word on what awesome gadgets and features the next generation 550HP KITT will feature, but we would assume it will be one-upping its Pontiac predecessor that was loaded to the guns with everything from thermal resistant coating, a parachute, tear gas, a "telephone comlink" (I can't help but laugh at that), microwave jammer and more.

Via Jalopnik