Pontiac Fiero

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Pontiac Fiero
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1988 Fiero Formula
Manufacturer General Motors
Production 1984–1988
Assembly Pontiac, Michigan, Unitit States
Class Sports caur
Body style 2-door notchback
2-door fastback
Layout RMR layoot
Platform P-body
Ingine 2.5 L (151 in3) Tech IV I4
2.8 L (173 in3) L44 V6
Transmission 4-speed manual
5-speed Getrag 282 manual
5-speed Isuzu manual
3-speed THM-125 automatic
Wheelbase 2,373 mm (93.4 in)
Length 1984–1986: 4,072 mm (160.3 in)
1987–1988: 4,144 mm (163.1 in)
1987–1988 GT: 4,193 mm (165.1 in)
Width 1984–1986: 1,750 mm (68.9 in)
1987–1988: 1,753 mm (69.0 in)
Hicht 1,191 mm (46.9 in)
Designer(s) Hulki Aldikacti & George Milidrag
black Pontiac Fiero
Base model Fiero gauge cluster
1986 Fiero SE 2M6
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT

The Pontiac Fiero wis a mid-engined sports caur that wis built bi the Pontiac division o General Motors frae 1984 tae 1988. The Fiero—meaning "proud" in Italian an "wild", "fierce", or "ferocious" in Spainyie—wis designed bi Hulki Aldikacti as a Pontiac sports caur. The Fiero wis the first twa-seater Pontiac since the 1926 tae 1938 coupes, an also the first mass-produced mid-engine sports caur bi a U.S. manufacturer. Mony technologies incorporated in the Fiero design such as plastic body panels wur radical for its time. Alternative names considered for the caur wur Sprint, P3000, Pegasus, Fiamma, Sunfire, an Firebird XP. The Fiero 2M4 (2-seat, Mid-engine, 4-cylinder) wis on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1984. The 1984 Fiero wis the Official Pace Caur o the Indianapolis 500 for 1984, beatin oot the new 1984 Chevrolet Corvette for the honor.

370,168 Fieros wur produced over the relatively short production run o 5 years; bi comparison, 163,000 Toyota MR2s wur sold in its first 5 years. At the time, its reputation suffered frae criticisms over performance, reliability an safety issues. Today however, compared tae less adventurous attempts at twa-seaters such as the Ford EXP, the unique style o the Fiero compared tae ither American caurs haes left it a cult followin as a collectible caur. It remains a popular chassis for rebodies an even electric conversions.