As screen friendships go, the one that exists between a man and a car doesn’t, on paper, seem particularly plausible. But the bond between Michael and KITT really does work. KITT, voiced by the dulcet William Daniels, provides a sophisticated counterpoint to Michael’s brasher manner. There’s banter, conflict, stark advice and pep talks aplenty – but above all, a close affection between the protagonist and his extraordinary car. And while the farfetched plots and fun action are a big part of Knight Rider’s appeal, the warmth at the heart of the show has made one of its most lasting impressions.