KITT was a very modified 1982 Pontiac Trans Am
. Among the modifications: An inset sequentially-flashing red lightbar was installed in the front of the car
to represent KITT's sensor array
. The interior of the car was extremely
modified, with a totally new dash and steering wheel
, a groovy gas pedal
up the side that lighted up sequentially as the pedal was pressed, etc. KITT had many cool features, including a laser
that emanated from his sensor array *, turbo boost
(which allowed him to jump over anything in his way), super pursuit mode
(jet engines, huge spoiler, fast fast fast, 'nuff said), ejector seats, etc. In two episodes, KITT battled his evil twin, KARR
(Knight Automated Roving Robot).
*Accipiter informs me that the laser actually came from underneath the front bumper. I was ten years old when I last watched the show, so my memory's pretty hazy.