KITT is at the Tokyo Auto Salon
Knight Rider was a primetime hit during the 80s not just because of David Hasselhoff who played the lead role of Michael Knight but more of the car KITT - an acronym for Knight Industries Two Thousand - a name given to the fictional computer that controls the high-tech Knight 2000 which is a black Pontiac Trans Am T-top automobile. The KITT was equipped with only high quality Pontiac parts which makes this KITT the car that we will always admire. The voice used for KITT was provided by St. Elsewhere and 1776 star William Daniels who doesnt want to be credited for his work.
KITT has been recently spotted at the Tokyo Auto Salon and not just one KITT but two KITTS which is really exciting especially for the avid fans of Knight Rider.
Aside from always saving Michael Knights life, KITT also boasts of many features most of which are activated with just a simple push of a button panels mounted on either side of the steering wheel or on a console mounted on the ceiling of the interior. Many of the button functions were change from episode to episode. Some were used once and never again seen on succeeding episodes.
KITTs features include the following:
Molecular Bonded Shell
2. Auto Cruise
Grappling hook and winch
Oil jets/smoke screen
Tear gas launcher
High traction drop downs
Infrared tracking scope
Voice stress analyzer
Auto doors, sunroof, and trunk lid
Rotating license plate
Seat ejection system
Passive laser restraint system
Video display monitors
Computer print out
Ultraphonic chemical analyzer
Two-wheel drive ski drive
Third stage aquatic synthesizer
Emergency braking system
Knight Industries Mobile Unit (The Semi)
Total production cost of KITT in 1982 was ,400,000. The cost of the new equipments added has not been factored but basing from previous production cost it would probably cost more today.
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