For its Pontiac Fiero rendering, Budget Direct’s artists took the wedge-shaped silhouette of the mid-engine sports car and streamlined it. It now has a lower overall stance, a modern-looking wraparound windshield with no A-pillars, a longer hood and a liftback rear end. They also ditched the Fiero’s square pop-up headlamp housings for a set of thin LED headlamps and incorporated a pointier nose. Large alloy wheels, small black side mirrors, a subtle front lip and a tiny rear spoiler complete the sporty, 1980s-inspired look.
We actually think this rendering is a solid effort from Budget Direct, representing a tasteful modern interpretation of the Fiero’s already attractive design. A low slung coupe like this could be fun as an electric vehicle, in our opinion, but seeing as small sports cars are a tiny and shrinking vehicle segment, we doubt GM would ever seriously consider putting a Fiero-style vehicle back into production.
On a slightly off-topic note, the Pontiac Fiero actually had a loose connection to the first battery-electric GM production vehicle, the EV1. Pontiac engineers designed an electrohydraulic power steering system for the 1988 Fiero, however GM pulled the plug on the vehicle shortly after, so the power steering system was never actually offered on the vehicle. GM later implemented this same power steering system in the EV1, which, like the Fiero, was a small low-slung two-seater. The EV1 also used an altered version of the Fiero’s mid-engine P-Platform.
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