Remember the classic 1980s TV show Knight Rider? One of the signature stunts from the show was having a moving car drive into a tractor trailer. Every episode, Michael Knight, played by David Hasselhoff, would drive his car, KITT, into the back of a tractor trailer while both vehicles were moving.
But is this Knight Rider ramp stunt even possible in real life? Can you actually approach a ramp hanging off a Big Rig while in motion and drive into it?
Is The Knight Rider Ramp Stunt Actually Possible?
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage from the Discovery Channel TV show MythBusters decided to put this Knight Rider stunt to the test in their “Big Rig” episode. Can you actually drive a moving car into another moving vehicle or was this famous Knight Rider stunt just faked for TV?
MythBusters Knight Rider Ramp Stunt CONFIRMED!
Jaimie and Adam’s successful attempts to drive a Trans Am into a moving Semi confirm that this stunt is actually possible… thanks to the laws of inertia.
Just don’t attempt this stunt using Turbo Boost!
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