My fourth Fiero Started out as a GT but I decided to Go back 1/2 way through and made it a Base 2M4 Fiero, using an Eco Tech Four Cylinder as a Base Engine and offering a Supercharged Eco Tech in the Fiero SE.
This is my most traditional Fiero, as I used many styling cues from the original but integrated them with current Pontiac themes.
But, I just couldn't resist going back to make it a GT! I went back and redesigned the Sail Panel/Quarter window to give it that fastback Fiero look but couldn't stop there. A Fiero GT needed a little more Driving Excitment!
I intend the GT to use the300 Horsepower V6 used in the Buick Vellite Concept, So it needed to be a Proper GT. I added the Ground Effects, Brake Cooling scoops in the Fog Light housing, Larger Side Scoops Integrated into the Side Skirt panel, and a Full width Ram Air Scoop along the back of the roof, that would feed the Engine Cold Air through Ducts Integrated into the Sail Panels.
I guestimate a weight of about 2800 lb's, so with a 300 Horsepower V6 This would be the car Pontiac needs to Revive the Fiero GT! :woot2:
Thanks guys, Yeah RC, I'd love to see the Fiero return as competition to the Ford GT, but My Concept (though My Rendering used a Lotus Esprit Rendering for it's basis) would not quite be in the Ford GT's League. However using a 300 Horse V6 in a car as light as this(2800 lb, Estimated) would put it in a Class all it's own on the streets of America, especially at a Fiero's Price Tag. I figured that given the Proper backing, a Fiero such as this could Really Boost not only Pontiac's Image but GM's as well! Imagine the Fiero Starting at a $18,000 for a Base 170 horse 2M4, a $22,000 SE with a 240 Horse Supercharged Eco Tech, and a $26,000 Loaded 300 Horsepowered GT. :woot2: This would essentially fill the vacancy of the now departed Firebird/Trans Am, as competition to the Ford Mustang.
Gee, Thanks CaveTroll15, I have tried my best to capture the essence of the Original Fiero in a Modern way. I have LOVED FIero's since 82 or 83 when my mom went grocery shopping and I saw the spyshots of "the new Pontiac sports car" in Motor trend, :woot2: I still have all the Magazine articles, Brochures, and clippings of it! I can still remember seeing my first one in the Plant City Pontiac Dealers Showroom. I was 17 and I remember telling the salesman that I liked the Fiero Better than the New Corvette in the Chevy Dealers Showroom. :lol: It's a real shame that Pontiac stopped making them. Maybe someone at GM will see these designs and talk "Uncle Bob" into resurecting the Fiero? B)
(Quote From Solstice Article by, ROGER HART from Auto Week Magazine)
"THE F WORD STILL HAUNTS THE halls of GM," said Doug Parks, chief engineer for small cars, referring to the Pontiac Fiero, the two-seat, mid-engine sports car that lived a short, unfulfilled life from 1984 to '89. "The Solstice absolutely has to perform as well as it looks. That was the Fiero's problem... it never delivered on its looks until it was too late.(End Quote)
I know the Fiero had it's problems but most of them came from cutting corners. What Killed the Fiero more than anything was the dying sports car market of the 90's, no one was selling sports cars, thanks to the SUV boom. Now the Sports Cars are having a MAJOR REVIVAL!
So my question is, Why Won't GM Give the Fiero another chance? If they were starting to get it right at the end, don't you think they would be sure to get it right this time, right outta' the gate? Hell we all know GM's Quality has gotten better since the 80's. Give us a Fiero like the one I have described above with a supercharged 270 horse Eco Tech, and a 300 horse V6 and some modern engineering to back it up, and there would be people lined up at the Pontiac dealers to buy one! :woot2: