Inside Look at Kitt from Knight Rider

Do you remember the original Kitt from Knight Rider that aired from September 26, 1982 to August 8, 1986? If not, you may be in a shock that you can build your own Kitt and drive it around town. It is not uncommon for movie fans and classic TV fans to build their replicas from their favorite TV shows. You can build and customize a Pontiac Firebird to suit your Knight Rider tastes. In the original show, Kitt was custom built for a mere $100,000. Today you can do it for a lot cheaper and style have the original look and feel.

The Heart & Body of Kitt

Most of us may never be like David Hasselhoff, but we can create a remarkable replica of Kitt. The 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was part of the third-generation release by General Motors. What was under the hood of Kitt? It was more than likely that Kitt featured a 305 5.0 Liter, 4 barrel V8 engine. This was the first year for fuel injection for the Trans Am and as well four-speed automatic transmissions, five-speed manual and hatchback bodies. The cars featured an F-body, which means it was a small rear-wheel drive. The Camaro featured this body style as well.

Add Style to Your Kitt

Many fans have taken to customizing their 1982 Firebird Trans Am to look like Kitt. There are specialty shops that sell kit parts. Spice up your Kitt and feature a little old-school gear with a newer level of technology. Many classic TV fans of the Knight Rider show can find exact replicas online for sale and purchase the cars directly. It could be cheaper to do it this way than trying to build one from scratch. For some serious fans, keeping Kitt is the only style that they prefer and this includes the original tape deck and comfortable seating. The average cost of buying a replica Kitt is between $25,000 and $45,000 USD. This does not include any other customization costs for the car itself.


  1. Bo says:

    You can watch us deranged fans build KITT and KARR at our knightfoundation website and on our Facebook page too!

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