24 year-old Stanford University Ph.D. candidate Sarah Graiman is set to follow in her genius father Charles’ footsteps. Her life takes a dramatic turn when men try to abduct her. She receives a mysterious phone call from KITT, a car of her father’s creation, letting her know that her father is in danger. Sarah and KITT set off to recruit her childhood friend Mike Tracer into helping them figure out who has her father and is trying to steal KITT. Mike, having just returned from serving in Iraq is jaded and reluctant to help, but eventually agrees. This two-hour movie event is a modern day sequel to the classic 1980s television series starring Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, and Bruce Davison, with a special guest appearance by David Hasselhoff.
The Knight Industries 3000 is an upgrade to The Knight Industries 2000. Voiced by Val Kilmer, KITT is a 2008 Ford Mustang GT500KR and has similar features as compared to the original KITT including the ability to morph into a "battle mode", a new effect achieved primarily with CGI animation.
The new KITT boasts the following features among others:
- 550 horsepower solar hybrid engine
- Sports-tuned suspension
- Xenon headlamps with infrared night-vision
- Metallic paint with nanotech enhanced camouflage
- Military satellite access
- FBI database access
- Self-regeneration and damage repair
- High-speed Internet
- Artificial Intelligence
- Voice-activated GPS
It is important to note that if KITT's Artificial Intelligence is offline, the self-regeneration mechanism is inactive, making him as vulnerable as an ordinary car.