Rent K.I.T.T.

Do you keep saying into your watch....

Buddy, I need you?

If you are threatened by rustlers, mafia gangs or Goliath, it is better to call the Foundation for Law and Constitution directly.

For all other cases, you can rent KITT. Although the expense is only worthwhile for larger events such as film shoots, trade fairs, events or exhibitions, the car is generally available throughout Germany and nearby foreign countries.

KITT Replica Martin Busker Knight of Germany
KITT Replica Close-up Tail Knight of Germany Berlin

Do you keep saying into your watch....

Buddy, I need you?

If you are threatened by rustlers, mafia gangs or Goliath, it is better to call the Foundation for Law and Constitution directly. For all other cases, KITT can hire.

KITT Replica Martin Busker Knight of Germany

Although the expense is only worthwhile for larger events such as film shoots, trade fairs, events or exhibitions, the car is generally available throughout Germany and nearby foreign countries.

Shooting Kitt Replica Knight of Germany Berlin
KITT Replica Martin Busker Knight of Germany
KITT Replica Close-up Tail Knight of Germany Berlin
KITT replica from Knight of Germany on trailer in Berlin
Little Flower in KITT Replica by Knight of Germany

General

K.I.T.T. is delivered with a transporter and continuously supervised by two team members. It can be operated self-sufficiently with its show technology for up to 7 hours by means of a large battery and continuously when connected to a 230V power supply.

The vehicle is approved for German road traffic, but not in full conversion. If K.I.T.T. is to be driven with scanner, gullwing steering wheel or effects such as the Co2 jet, special permission must be obtained. Self-driving is only possible in exceptional cases after consultation.

When setting up at an event, barriers and, depending on the crowd, security personnel are obligatory.

General

K.I.T.T. is delivered with a transporter and continuously supervised by two team members. It can be operated self-sufficiently with its show technology for up to 7 hours by means of a large battery and continuously when connected to a 230V power supply.

KITT replica from Knight of Germany on trailer in Berlin

The vehicle is approved for German road traffic, but not in full conversion. If K.I.T.T. is to be driven with scanner, gullwing steering wheel or effects such as the Co2 jet, special permission must be obtained. Self-driving is only possible in exceptional cases after consultation.

Little Flower in KITT Replica by Knight of Germany

When setting up at an event, barriers and, depending on the crowd, security personnel are obligatory.

Show technology

The simplest form of renting a KITT is the exhibition with the door open and the show technology switched on. The futuristic effect backdrop is illuminated indoors and outdoors while the typical sounds are played at the same time.

Most important, of course, is K.I.T.T.'s voice. Here, several hundred sentences from the series are available in a database, which have been professionally freed from background noise. These are usually played in a continuous loop after a preselection, but can also be triggered remotely to simulate a conversation. Speech recognition with automatic responses is possible. All sentences can be switched between English and German at the touch of a button.

The screens run animations that exactly replicate those from the series. Devon and Bonnie also regularly call and talk to K.I.T.T., which creates an amazing realism.

All buttons in the car can be pressed for demonstration and then emit corresponding animations and sounds. The most famous is certainly the "Turbo Boost" button.

But also unusual effects like a CO2 jet in the front, a laser or fog from the rear can be realised.

Rainer Haseloff in the KITT replica by Knight of Germany
Bettina Tietjen to KITT Replica from Knight of Germany NDR DAS!
David Hasselhoff on KITT replica by Knight of Germany in Suhl

Show technology

The simplest form of use is the exhibition with the door open and the show technology switched on. In this case, the futuristic effect scenery lights up indoors and outdoors with simultaneous sound reinforcement with the typical noises.

Rainer Haseloff in the KITT replica by Knight of Germany

Most important, of course, is K.I.T.T.'s voice. Here, several hundred sentences from the series are available in a database, which have been professionally freed from background noise. These are usually played in a continuous loop after a preselection, but can also be triggered remotely to simulate a conversation. Speech recognition with automatic responses is possible. All sentences can be switched between English and German at the touch of a button.

David Hasselhoff on KITT replica by Knight of Germany in Suhl

The screens run animations that exactly replicate those from the series. Devon and Bonnie also regularly call and talk to K.I.T.T., which creates an amazing realism.

All buttons in the car can be pressed for demonstration and then emit corresponding animations and sounds. The most famous is certainly the "Turbo Boost" button.

Bettina Tietjen to KITT Replica from Knight of Germany NDR DAS!

 

But also unusual effects like a CO2 jet in the front, a laser or fog from the rear can be realised.

Suitable for film & television

Particular emphasis was placed on suitability for recording on film sets and in television studios, but also for use in indoor shows:

  • High-quality and powerful indoor and outdoor loudspeakers that are also suitable for sound reinforcement in a hall.
  • Speech, sounds and music run on separate channels and can be controlled separately with a mixer in the centre console. This is an advantage if, for example, you want the speech but do not want the sounds.
  • Sennheiser radio link incoming, e.g. to use an external audio source as speech for KITT.
  • Sennheiser radio link to feed the audio backdrop wirelessly to a mixing console or, for example, to give David Hasselhoff the English sound of KITT's speech on his ear while the outside sound system is in German.
  • KITT's language can be switched "on the fly" between German and English.
  • A selection of phrases can be programmed to the buttons in the centre console so that phrases can be triggered without being noticed.
  • In addition to the clips typical of the series, the two monitors can also be played with any video files. Either as a loop or at the touch of a button on the switchpods next to the steering wheel.
  • A live picture can be looped in via HDMI or FBAS if desired.
  • The monitors are flicker-free at 25p and 50p.
  • The tank can be either completely emptied or filled for use in a studio. Outgassing with nitrogen is possible.
  • The show technology was set up independently of the vehicle technology. A mostly dutiful disconnection of the starter battery has no negative influence on the functions.
  • The vehicle's electrics are secured several times.
  • We can move the vehicle in a hall or studio with movers without having to run the engine.
  • A floor and fire protection carpet can be laid underneath if desired.
  • A Trans Am is a very loud car. We therefore lined it up to the ceiling with Dynamat bitumen mats for better interior recording, which significantly reduces exterior noise.
  • All effects can be controlled remotely, e.g. to operate the scanner, the dashboard or the speech in a recording.
  • The scanner is not equipped with LEDs but, like the original, with 8 x 55 watt halogen bulbs, as used in fog lights. The light is also easy to see in sunlight.
  • The speed of the scanner trail can be adjusted accordingly for the realisation of slow motion or fast motion, e.g. to simulate a high speed of the car.  
  • Black lacquer is like a mirror, which is a nuisance during filming. We have therefore dispensed with the use of clear varnish and have done the painting exactly as we did back then on the original series with a black solid varnish, which looks excellent but produces much less shine. Dulling spray can also be used.
  • The road registration plate can be folded in quickly and easily, so that even after an approved approach, the tidy appearance of KITT can be produced with a flick of the wrist. 
  • We want to keep the illusion of a real K.I.T.T. as perfect as possible. Therefore, we do not use our own advertising on the entire car.

Costs

The price depends on so many factors that we only calculate prices in response to specific enquiries. So please describe to us as well as possible what you would like to rent the car for, on what day and at what location. We will then send you an initial estimate at short notice.

Front KITT Replica "Knight of Germany
Front KITT Replica "Knight of Germany

Photo Courtesy: Martin Busker, Bastian Kästner