Pontiac Fiero

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Pontiac Fiero
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1988 Fiero Formula
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ManufacturerGeneral Motors
Production1984–1988
AssemblyPontiac, Michigan, Unitit States
DesignerHulki Aldikacti & George Milidrag
Body and chassis
ClessSports caur
Body style2-door notchback
2-door fastback
LayootRMR layoot
PlatformP-body
Powertrain
Ingine2.5 L (151 in3) Tech IV I4
2.8 L (173 in3) L44 V6
Transmission4-speed manual
5-speed Getrag 282 manual
5-speed Isuzu manual
3-speed THM-125 automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,373 mm (93.4 in)
Lenth1984–1986: 4,072 mm (160.3 in)
1987–1988: 4,144 mm (163.1 in)
1987–1988 GT: 4,193 mm (165.1 in)
Weenth1984–1986: 1,750 mm (68.9 in)
1987–1988: 1,753 mm (69.0 in)
Hicht1,191 mm (46.9 in)
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 biggit bi the Pontiac division o General Motors frae 1984 tae 1988. The Fiero—meanin "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 syne the 1926 tae 1938 coupes, an an aa the first mass-produced mid-ingine sports caur bi a U.S. manufacturer. Mony technologies incorporated in the Fiero design sic 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-ingine, 4-cylinder) wis on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best leet for 1984. The 1984 Fiero wis the offeecial Pace Caur o the Indianapolis 500 for 1984, beatin oot the new 1984 Chevrolet Corvette for the honour.

370,168 Fieros wur produced ower the relatively short production run o 5 years; bi comparison, 163,000 Toyota MR2s wur sauld in its first 5 years. At the time, its reputation suffered frae criticisms ower performance, reliability an safety issues. The day houiver, compared tae less adventurous attempts at twa-seaters sic 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.