Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
For some, the quintessential Trans Am is the Smokey and the Bandit-era “Flying Chicken” model. But for children of the 80s, nothing beats the swoopy 1982 model that became Knight Industries Two Thousand — a.k.a. “KITT” from Knight Rider. Highly intelligent and weirdly empathetic, KITT’s countless gadgets inspired a generation of car nuts to envision a world where intelligent, autonomous automobiles could ease the strain of modern day life. At the end of the day, this F-Body General Motors sled not only transcended sheetmetal to become a cultural icon, it prophesied a brave new automotive world that is rapidly becoming reality.