The 1984 Pontiac Trans Am based Knight Industries Two Thousand (K.I.T.T) was developed for the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG) by Wilton Knight and was essentially an artificially intelligent electronic computer module installed in an advanced, mobile, robotic automobile.
The original 1982 K.I.T.T was a hard top, but no doubt in danger of getting a hot head due to his crime fighting success, it was deemed that Micheal Knight be given a Targa Top for the 1985 crime wave. This particular K.I.T.T, thought to be one of thirty built, is operated by rrelite.co.uk.
Amongst K.I.T.T.s interesting features are the ability of the vehicle to drive itself, front scanner bar with which to ‘see’, and molecular bonded shell body armor invulnerable to the impact of small objects, small arms fire and even diamond head drilling.
The trailer for the original series linked here tells us that the show is a “plank into the shadowy world of a man who does not exist Michael Knight”, a champion of the innocent. One of the myriad of buttons at Michael’s disposal is the Turbo Boost button which when activated give a power boost sufficient to leap over obstacles in the vehicles way.
The Knight Industries Turbojet, with afterburners drives the wheels through an 8 speed turbo drive transmission giving the car a rest to 60 mph time of 2 seconds and a standing quarter mile time of 4.286 seconds.
One of my favorate features of K.I.T.T. is the money dispenser, nice to know when one does not have time to visit the cash machine crime fighting pays after all.
Thanks for joining me on this “Knight Industrues Two Thousand” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !