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Friday, February 17, 2006

K.I.T.T. vs. Bugatti Veyron

Knight Rider: 9 cool leather jackets out of 10.

Comparing K.I.T.T.,The Knight Industries Two Thousand, to the Volkswagen-owned Bugatti Veyron supercar.

K.I.T.T. = priceless.
Veyron = $1.23 million dollars

K.I.T.T., a (nearly) one-of-a-kind project developed by The Foundation For Law & Government using a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am.
Veyron, an extravagant All-Wheel-Drive supercar designed by VW to bring the Bugatti name back from the brink.

K.I.T.T. employs complex electronics.
Veyron employs complex electronics.

K.I.T.T.'s engine: unknown
Veyron's engine: 8.0L quad-turbocharged W-16

Yo Devon! Check this baby out.K.I.T.T.'s horsepower: undisclosed
Veyron's horsepower: 1001 advertised (actual 1006 to 1026 SAE net hp)

K.I.T.T.'s top speed: 310+ mph
Veyron's top speed: 250+ mph

K.I.T.T. 0-60 mph: 0.2 neck-snapping seconds with turbo boost
Veyron 0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds

K.I.T.T. 1/4 mile: 4.286 seconds @ 300 mph
Veyron 1/4 mile: 10.80 seconds @ 140 mph

K.I.T.T. limited production of one.
Veyron to be constructed only when ordered, to a maximum of 300.

Only Michael Knight could make this car look cooler.K.I.T.T.'s driving modes: Auto, Manual, Ski, and Pursuit
Veyron's driving modes: "standard", "handling" and "top speed"

K.I.T.T.'s fuel economy: Classified, but 200 mpg is implied.
Veyron's fuel economy: 5.8 mpg city/10 mpg hwy.

K.I.T.T.'s braking, from 70 mph: 14 feet (only available data)
Veyron's braking, from 252 mph: 10 seconds (only avail data)

K.I.T.T. employs both left & right ejector seats.
Veyron - driver sits within a "survival cell"

K.I.T.T. must rely on either Bonnie or April for required maintenance.
Veyron can be serviced at any of the 20 Bentley dealerships throughout the U.S. Maintenance will be done by a flown-in mechanic, which the company promises to be available 24 hours a day.

K.I.T.T. can drive itself.
Veyron requires a human driver.

K.I.T.T has a microwave jammer.
Veyron costs the same as 9,461 Sanyo EM-Z2100GS microwaves.

Season 4 of Knight Rider is now available on DVD. Can you say HELLO SUPER PURSUIT MODE!

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Blogger Aims said...

Knight Rider, that takes me back!!!

7:11:00 PM

Blogger Princess Lo said...

knigth rider, yeah!!! love the pic, you crack me up :)

12:20:00 AM

Blogger ms. creek said...

i think your comparison is bias.

12:14:00 PM

Blogger Rainypete said...

I think I'd prefer the non talking type of car. Waht's to stop KITT from getting lippy.

12:22:00 PM

Blogger Ham said...

Hey Martini - I've added you to my blogroll. Let me know if you have any quams with this decision.

2:18:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

i agree, pete, i hate arguing with cars, i never feel lik i have won!

6:12:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

I suppose KITT could get a little mouthy, but you should try to build a healthy relationship with him, based on mutual respect.

1:50:00 PM


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