I am the proud owner of 2 of these innovative automobiles. There is some debate about whether the Pontiac Fiero is a true sports car or just a mid-engined runabout. Come take a ride with me and you be the judge. The purpose of these special Fieros was to showcase the capabilities of the automotive suppliers to the automotive industry in a highly visible and public atmosphere.
We unloaded at night so the video is naturally a little dark but it provides some good audio.
There is very little ground clearance on the front of the car, hence the ramp extensions. The video has some still shots of the engine bay and interior and some exterior shots from various angles.
Fiero 20th Anniversary Reunion Here are a couple of videos from the 20th Anniversary reunion show showing some rare Fieros. Mine was purchased new from the dealer and I am the only owner the car has had.
It served as a daily driver for a couple of years before being converted in for SCCA events and show. Fiero Definition: Proud, Dignified, Bold.
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Companies are jumping on the bandwagon in support of the 4 cylinder EcoTec engine program that GM Racing has been developing the last years. Did you notice Chevrolet was involved? Yes, when Chevrolet gets involved, everyone gets excited.
GM supports a racing program, you know quality parts are coming for the product line. Specifications for this 2. Yes, GM underrates on purpose sometimes to keep a car in an insurance bracket. Maybe its a honest mistake of bad dyno info that day too GM is going to allow a LSD upgrade and still maintain warranty on the transmission.
GM has obliviously did its homework and found excellent results from the 5 speed manual transmission the Ion and Cobalt have. The Stage 1 kit includes higher flow injectors and a new PCM calibration.Fiero Formula vs Supercharged MR2: 30 Years Later
The injectors give the engine enough fuel to rev higher, and the new engine calibration allows it all to happen by raising the rev limiter to rpm.
The new calibration also allows full boost instead of limiting it to a hp maximum with the stock PCM. Stage 2 adds the same injectors and calibration as Stage 1, but also includes a smaller 79mm supercharger pulley which increases boost by 2psi. The kits are hitting the dealers by Dec 5th according to good rumors GM builds Ecotec 2. Type: transverse front wheel drive, five speed manual transaxle optional with limited slip differential Engine range: 2.
This transmission comes from European roots. It was designed for lbs GVW packages. This transmission has an LSD already available from Quiafe.
Custom Widebody Fiero with a 700 hp Turbo 4G63 Inline-Four
There is one coming from Torsen. The transmission was derived from the Saab F25 platform. The F25 has a 6 speed upgrade kit.
The upgrade is not targeted to high speed racing however. It is more toward the road racing short course setups. This upgrade however, might be a great improvement for drag racing with this transmission on a LS1, or even a SC. That's another story however. Speaking of stories. The Ecotec 2. In production trim, the Ecotec delivers exceptional fuel economy and low exhaust emissions in a reliable, low-maintenance package. In racing trim, it delivers astounding horsepower. It's simply amazing what can be done with this basic engine package.
Consider that the turbocharged Ecotec that powers the front-wheel-drive Cavalier drag racer produces more than 1, horsepower from only cubic inches of piston displacement - a staggering 7.
If a naturally aspirated ci Pro Stock engine had equivalent output, it would produce more than 3, horsepower. It's simply amazing what we can do with this basic engine package.In total there are 12 users online :: 2 registered, 0 hidden and 10 guests based on users active over the past 5 minutes Most users ever online was on Sun May 03, pm.
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Who is online In total there are 12 users online :: 2 registered, 0 hidden and 10 guests based on users active over the past 5 minutes Most users ever online was on Sun May 03, pm.The Pontiac Fiero is one of those cars with a weird history. Doomed by a design flaw with the fuel tanks, and while GM had remedied the problem bythe PR damage was done and the Fiero was destined for the automotive graveyard.
Regardless, the Fiero we see before us today is no longer plagued by a gutless, fuel efficient engine from its time. In fact, this Fiero hosts a fierce new engine. In the video above brought to us by videothis turbocharged 5. We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request. We'll send you the most interesting LSX Magazine articles, news, car features, and videos every week.
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Performance Driving. Engine Tech.In these videos they finish the cooling and electrical systems, build a custom intercooler, and take it for the first test drive. Source: … Read more. In the previous videos we learned the turbocharged LS3 V8 will feature a Holley Sniper intake and Terminator EFI, mm throttle body, upgraded camshaft, two Turbosmart wastegates, large turbocharger.
Leon is installing the powertrain using parts from Archie LSx swap … Read more. The engine will feature a Holley Sniper intake and Terminator EFI, mm throttle body, upgraded camshaft, two Turbosmart wastegates, and large turbocharger.
Leon is installing the powertrain using parts from Archie LSx swap kit and will use the … Read more. The car was converted to electric in November, and since then the owner has driven 63, miles. Well Matt just released the video today and it certainly delivers. Matt really had his experience and courage tested while driving it at Gingerman Raceway. Mike even turned down the boost on … Read more.
Mike Nasiatka has been working off and on for six years turning a Pontiac Fiero GT into a race car he could use for autocross and road course racing. It has taken that long because nothing on this vehicle has been left factory and everything was done by Mike in his garage. Mike was … Read more.The Pontiac Fiero.
Is there a more-maligned 80s example of GM sports car experimentation? Still, true enthusiasts were not to be deterred from what they perceived as one of the most exciting affordable cars to have borne the Pontiac badge in years. As a result, the Fiero gathered a cult following that persisted even after it had been quietly led behind the barn by GM executives, and although it might have faded from the forefront of automotive pop consciousness, it continues to enjoy a healthy, and unique, place in the pantheon of inexpensive-but-fun performance options.
There were two basic flavors of Pontiac Fiero available from new.
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Transmission choices for this version of the car included a four-speed manual and a three-speed automatic. Despite the marketing efforts around the Fiero prior to its on-sale date, the four-cylinder model was best enjoyed as a stylish, fuel-efficient commuter car, especially if one chose the 3. The following year the Fiero got tongues wagging with an optional horsepower, 2. Also rated to produce lb-ft of torque, it was hardly a screamer but the motor represented a significant upgrade over the Iron Duke in a straight line.
A four-speed Muncie-sourced manual gearbox accompanied the V6, while in a cruel bit of sibling inequality the four-cylinder was gifted with a five-speed. The six-cylinder would see its output drop to ponies inbut at the very least it gained a five-speed Gertrag transmission. This included new control arms and knuckles with the latter intended to reduce the notorious steering effort associated with early cars along with better braking revised WS6 cars also got staggered wheels.
Still, the final model year is widely recognized as being the best version of the vehicle available, if also one of the rarest. Perhaps the most surprising thing to discover when trying to make your Pontiac Fiero go faster is that the aftermarket has almost completely moved on from producing parts for the car, for one very good reason: swaps.
There are so many widely-available, inexpensive engines that can be easily stuffed in the back of a Fiero that it made little sense for tuners to keep supporting even the 2. Cote explains that with the introduction of the GM 3. Rated at horsepower and lb-ft of torque out of the box, it was a clear step up over the 2. Of course, the 3. In addition to its smaller 3. Cote is fond of the 3. From a suspension perspective, Justin recommends the basics: lowering the car, adding a rear swaybar for pre cars, and a set of sport shocks and struts.
Pontiac designed the Fiero so that its entire body could be removed and replaced in just five hours, which made the vehicle an astonishingly attractive option for kit car companies looking to transform it into a knock-off version of 80s Italian exotica. Pontiac even got into the game itself with the dealer-sold Mera, a totally-not-Ferrari that was totally-enough-of-a-Ferrari to spark a lawsuit that limited production to less than examples.