Modern-Day Pontiac Fiero Rendered With Contemporary Styling17
Produced between 1983 and 1988, the Pontiac Fiero was a mid-engined sports car offering sharp styling and a range of innovative technologies. Now, with the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8 stealing headlines left, right, and center, one can’t help but wonder what a modernized Pontiac Fiero might look like as well. Now, one digital artist is answering that question with the following renderings.
Coming to us from Oscar Vargas, a.k.a. wb.artist20 on Instagram, this contemporary Pontiac Fiero rendering brings the ‘80s style of the original two-door into the 21st century. Let’s start in front, where we find a somewhat familiar wedge-like fascia, but now with lower, wider proportions. The primary intake is complemented with red inner styling blades, while additional red trim bits can be found in the lower styling lines of the doors as well.
Rather than the pop-up headlamps of the original, the modernized Pontiac Fiero uses slim LED lighting elements, keeping the front fascia styling nice and clean. A slick racing stripe runs up one side of the hood, once again with red striping to match.
Large, split-spoke wheels take up the corners, with low-profile rubber tucked under the fenders for a slammed stance. The roofline is low, leading to wide rear pillars that fall into a rectangular rear end. This modern Pontiac Fiero also boasts a pair of side intakes with black inserts. Whether or not these are functional is a matter of the imagination.
Finally, the rear end is characterized by a single rectangular tail lamp section similar to the original Pontiac Fiero, and includes a single red inner graphic, enhancing the car’s visual width even further. Dual exhaust tips are housed in the lower black fascia insert, boasting a chrome finish that matches the wheels.
Overall, the look definitely recalls some of the lines seen on the modern Chevy Camaro, but with the right bits and pieces to trace the DNA back to the Pontiac Fiero as well.
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I own a Fiero and agree!
If you are going to do a Pontiac then make it look like a Pontiac. There nose has no split of any kind. This could be labeled as a MR2.
But then again Pontiac is gone so why bother.
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The Fiero didn’t have a “split” that made any significance to the look.
I think this looks good and as Dman says I see Gen4 Camaro (that meets Saturn Sky) here.
GM should build this ICE or EV for affordability or future proofing, I think a mild performing EV convertible would be a hoot to cruse up and down the coasts or canyons.
Can you imagine this with a CarbonPro™ chassis and one of the 350+HP/300lb.-ft. motors out of the eCOPO Camaro? I could see a new affordable EV racing series/tuner industry.
I see a lot of Camaro front and rear. Why a rendering of a Pontiac?
Was never a huge Fiero fan, but this rendering looks nice. But like C8.R said above, why? Pontiac is long gone. None-the-less, I do like the way it looks.
I owned an 85 Fiero GT back in the day and had to sell it when we bought our first house. I still have pictures of that car hanging up in my basement and would love to get another one if I could. I like the new rendering but don’t think GM would build it since it might take sales away from the C8.
Interesting take on a car that they discontinued just as it was coming into its own, & then the decision to get rid of the Pontiac Division (stupid move) means no more Pontiacs! The car here looks interesting, but see Camaro lines & even some Challenger back end looks.
If GM was smart (and we all know the answer to that), they’d reinstate the Pontiac line and introduce all the renderings and ‘what-ifs’.
Pontiac is gone but Fieros live on. There are over 200 units in a local Fiero Club. They show up at an annual Classic Car Show. Fieros are good candidates for an electric coversion.
the first one were junk, why try a second. I had two would not take it free unless you were looking to die.
Our 84 Fiero served us well and was fun and easy to maintain. The neighbors envied it. Our children’s friends and classmates thought my wife was a cool mom because she didn’t drive a minivan but a sports car. Outstanding handling on any slalom roads and tight turns. Eventually all three children drove it as their first car. The engine and auto trans just started and ran well perptetually and after 20 years of service we sold it onto another college age young person who was just thrilled. Twas a good car category that GM failed to stay with it and tried to push the Buick Reatta upmarket. Very forgiving body panels too.
And now all there are to choose from are SUVs and cross-overs. Sad.
Lipstick on a pig. It was a problem plagued car from day one.
I own an 86 Fiero GT and thoroughly enjoy the car! I really like the rendering. Gm could remake it but delete the Pontiac name but keep the name Fiero. I heard mopar is thinking of bringing back the Cuda. Joe
I am in love with the Fiero and if GM would reinstate this car even under the Buick badge. The artist rendering of the 2022 “Buick Fiero is awesome. I imagine this car with a 3899 (3.8) with a supercharger. Take a bite out of the Challengers and Chargers in the sales department and on the race track. This car would be faster and more economical to own. Let’s scream at GM to bring this car back and watch and see how many they sell. Sure it may resemble a two seater Camaro, but only slightly, face it a lot of new cars resemble another so what’s the fuss. And btw I didn’t mention the imports this car would bite. Come on GM give the people what they want and help yourself to bigger profits
Excellent write-up! I fully agree and I own an 86 fiero gt. Joe