A Danish Jaeger Corps (Special Forces) officer named Helge Meyer thought he could help with supply-chain issues by creating a… Bitchin’ Camaro (ala Dead Milkmen). Ooops, I mean Ghost Camaro (although he oddly referred to it as God’s Camaro).
Meyer pitched the Rhein-Main Air Base in Frankfurt, Germany on a small and fast car as an alternative to the typical slow-moving military supply-chain for Bosnia. He asked the US to sponsor him, and supplied a 1979 model of the Chevrolet car.
What else was from 1979? The first “Mad Max” movie with a Ford that a character describes as “…last of the V-8s. She sucks nitro”.
This was only a few years before “Knight Rider” as a highly enhanced electronics system stuffed into a sports car platform.
One can guess Meyer was a fan of both as he had US Air Force engineers juice his vintage Camaro stock 5.7-liter V8 engine from 182 horsepower to 220. Then they added nitrous for a double jump to 440. Very Mad Max.
Then they also added infrared-defeating paint for a F-117, infrared driving lights, run-flat foam-filled tires, a ground-to-air radio system for aircraft communication, kevlar doors and trunk, steel panels under and around the driver, body-heat sensors, fire extinguishers, night vision systems and a mine-clearing blade. Plus a personal armor system (PASGT) vest and helmet. Very Knight Rider.
Indeed, DriveTribe calls it “combining KITT with Mad Max in order to save lives”.