An Introduction to Classic, Antique, and Vintage Cars
Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) Pontiac Trans Am
Knight Rider was a popular crime fighting series that starred David Hasselhoff ran between 1982-86 on NBC. The show featured
Hasselhoff in the role of Michael Knight, resurrected by a crime-fighting organization and teamed up with a high-tech automobile
called KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand). KITT was more than the 1982 Pontiac Trans Am it appeared to be, the car featured
advanced artificial intelligence with the ability to converse and drive itself, high-tech communications and sensors,
a virtually indestructible exterior, like a tank,
and blazing fast speeds of upto 200 mph (322 km/h).
KITT Pontiac Trans Am Details
Make & Model: Pontiac Trans Am body
Engine: Knight Industries turbojet with modified afterburners
Transmission: 8 speed microprocessor turbodrive with auto pilot
Other Notables: Modified dash and steering, automatic pilot, ejector seat, electromagnetic hyper-vacuum disc brakes,
satellite communications, radar, electronic field disrupter, laser defense, traction spikes, voice analyser, video recording and
playback, grappling hook, ultraphonic chemical analyzer, ultramagnesium charges and T-Tops.
K.I.T.T. was a highly advanced Pontiac Trans-Am car designed for the Foundation for Law and Government by a team that
included Dr. Bonnie Barstow. With an apparent cost of $11,400 the super automobile was designed to preserve human life and fight
crime, though by nature it was benevolent and compassionate. Its primary objective of preserving life was stored
into K.I.T.T.'s Master Persona Matrix. KITT's artificial intelligence was so advanced that it had its personality, often
exchanging conversations and forming a bond with Michael Knight.
Video compilation of the Knight Industries 2000 (KITT) from Knight Rider