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Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans Am - K.I.T.T.
« on: January 03, 2021, 12:52:36 AM »
Hi Stunters!

At last, after some years later, KITT finally arrives to STUNTS!

Although 3rd gen "Pontiac Firebird Trans Am" base car used in series between 1982 and 1985 were mostly powered by 5.7L V8, in Stunts era I found appropriate to use an 1989 "Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans Am 20th Anniversary version" 3.8L V6 Turbo as a base car for this incurrence, mainly because it was on one of the fastest 3rd gen through the model production years. Performance figures were were based on detailed information in the review found in:
 http://www.gtasourcepage.com/8920thTACDReview.html
but since this was a KITT version, performance tunning had to acomplish (as much as possible) special features like: better grip, more breaking capacity, and inclusion of the pursuit mode*.

The "Pursuit mode" is only available in Manual gear box leaving "Auto" gear box for normal/"real" base model acceleration figures. To activate Pursuit mode, accelerate further the "normal" redline (5250rpm), e.g. accelerating in 1st gear at 50MPH, in order to get high reving torque values. With power rating up to 3000 HP (@11000RPM measured by "Caredit3"), 245MH is fastly achieved.

The 3D Modeling was made over Corvette's base, using Anim8or, with KITT blueprints as reference:
 https://getoutlines.com/blueprints/10112/1982-pontiac-firebird-knight-rider-kitt-coupe-blueprints

The two paint jobs included normal black KITT and a black/grey KARR colour scheme.

The dash board was made from scratch using several pictures from the show:
 http://knightrideronline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=127993
It shows manual gear box console rather than a auto gear box console (like it should be in KITT), a functional digital speedometer and a simulated bar type tachometer trough 5250rpm (real redline) although it has a visible up to 9000rpm scale.

Well, descriptions aside, I hope this creation can live up to the fans of this car in the STUNTS world.

And now of some pictures attached:

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Re: Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans Am - K.I.T.T.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 12:56:17 AM »
And now the custom car package atached to add directly in to STUNT's folder (updated v1.1):

« Last Edit: February 27, 2021, 04:43:36 PM by zapper »

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Re: Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans Am - K.I.T.T.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 03:27:18 AM »
Amazing, Zapper!!! :D   I'll be glad to put it to use in Race For Kicks!! :)
By the way, with your experience creating cars, I would like you to take a look at CarWorks and Dash Manager and give me any hint on how this could be improved.
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Re: Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans Am - K.I.T.T.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 05:29:33 AM »
Fantastic! This KITT is going straight to the Southern Cross collection as soon as I get the chance   :)

The pursuit mode is truly on demand: you can choose to turn it off entirely (by using auto gears), and even in manual you have a lot of control over when it will be engaged. One extra thing the pursuit mode could enable is a sort of drifting challenge: take a slow dirt track, or perhaps a ZCT77-style off-road course, and race it on manual with only the first gear -- the catch being that if you ever drop below 50 mph you'll lose several seconds in order to reengage pursuit mode.

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Re: Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans Am - K.I.T.T.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2021, 06:30:31 AM »
Excellent work! :) I just tried it out and the Pursuit mode works well.  I'm looking forward to using it in a competition!

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2021, 06:39:50 AM »
I think this Pursuit mode is similar to what was found the Speedgate can do. I agree that this, being something you can do on demand and not something that will interfere if you don't want it, is a nice feature. I personally like the Speedgate very much and that particular characteristic didn't change that, so I'm going to be very happy with KITT too. I've been looking at the design, both outside and inside and it really is amazing too!  Great work!  I wish it were possible to use a digital tachometer, but you've found a very clever solution.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2021, 11:13:41 AM »
I love it.
It has definitely been worth waiting for.
Amazing work.

Don't understand the pursuit mode yet.
But I've also never driven in manual transmission...  8)
(Just looked up the keys in the manual)

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Re: Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans Am - K.I.T.T.
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2021, 08:55:20 PM »
I literally love YOU so much ... I go to start a live NOW !!! Marco Plays Dos Games

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2021, 09:35:14 PM »
Well i already loved you because you did the Toyota Corolla Gti that I have owned for real in the nineties in the red color version. Now I double love you because this Knight Rider is simply amazing and crazy. I have a drag test on Stunts and noone can beat it when i engage the Knight Rider trick decrasing the gear. Simply amazing. Check my video on Facebook. Marco Plays Dos Games !!! Thank You So Much

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2021, 08:44:08 AM »
Check my video on Facebook. Marco Plays Dos Games !!! Thank You So Much

I did, seen half of the video. Closed the app because someone else needed my attention. Now Facebook has reset and I'm annoyed with it. I'll wait for the YouTube upload  ;)

Nicely done how you "discover" pursuit mode..
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2021, 09:37:39 AM »
I'll wait for the YouTube upload  ;)

Thanks    8)
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2021, 02:40:04 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2021, 11:00:08 AM »
Thanks a lot for all your World. It's very impressive to have this.
Disappointed having unfairly lost the newbies race zct238.

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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2021, 04:41:18 PM »
Hi, I'm glad to see that this was car welcome.

And knowing this, I'm here to release an updated version KITT v1.1 with changes on gear console, now it presents an automatic console appearence (left labels) adapted to manual (right labels).



Although STUNTS has no simulation of an automatic transmition, I made the mimic of a vertical selector with 4 positions for each manual gear selection. This change also brings a faster shifting and minimizes hesitation on acceletarion in SPM mode (when gearing up).

Enjoy.