America's only midengine car to date.
This section is dedicated to improving your Fiero for the street or racing.
This is a thanks to another Bill, Bill Reiter.
I went to the May 30th Brawl at the Mall in New Bern, NC just a little down since my Fiero GT was totalled. I went
anyway because Bill offered to let me co-drive his ITB Fiero (FSP at the autocross). This car made me look at the 2.5
in a whole new light, my 87 never pulled like this car does!
There are a few bugs to still be worked out but his brakes were awesome and I really liked the suspension, I hope he
continues to tweak the car, there is more potential there than I expected. I also experienced another first, nearing
the finish line I got a little oversteer at full-throttle. I have never gotten anything other than terminal understeer
or a power slide and it was a nice experience.
The Pontiac Fiero was introduced in 1984 with a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine dubbed the Iron Duke. It was mated
to a 4 speed manual or 3 speed automatic.
In 1985 a 2.8 V-6 was added to the line up and a 5 speed was put in for the 4 cylinder while the V-6 kept the old 4 speed.
The 5 speed was a unit manufactured by Isuzu and was not considered strong enough for the V-6. This was the first year
of the GT and was the only year that the GT was a notchback style.
In the middle of 1986 the V-6 was given a 5 speed designed by Getrag and built by Muncie and the GT was updated by giving
it a fastback design and new tail lights with multi-colored lenses.
1987 had mostly cosmetic changes to some of the trim levels.
1988 got vented 4 wheel disc brakes and a revised suspension that removed the bump steer problem of the earlier cars.
A rear sway bar was also added and the rims were staggered in sizes to better balance the car during cornering. The
engine was also balanced differently from the 85-87 V-6s.