Here we have a refreshing function-over-form build. It’s the unexpected performance of this Pontiac Fiero that appeals to us the most, though there isn’t much else for us to be enthralled by.
“Holy s**t, what is that,” says the 1320 Video camera guy, which is probably the usual response from onlookers as they watch the Fiero tear down the strip within 10 seconds. How, you ask? An LS V8 conversion fitted with a “subtle” 72 mm turbocharger. We know, it’s freakin’ awesome.
The motor of choice is a 5.3 LS4, which was acquired from a junkyard. The Fiero also features a modified suspension, and Nitto 555 tires to get the little rocket to hook. It’s safe to say there isn’t thousands upon thousands invested in this Pontiac, and we’ll take that as a reminder that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to go fast – if you have the means (knowledge, tools, resources, etc.).
So enjoy the video, and see why folks had to take a second look at this turbo-LS Fiero during the Mega Cash Days racing event in New Mexico.