A customized Pontiac Fiero with a supercharged 350 and a matching Briggs and Stratton-powered go-kart has been listed for sale via online auction site Bring-A-Trailer.
This car was inspired by the 1984 Indy 500 pace car, which was a two-tone Fiero with a gloss white body, contrasting gloss silver rocker panels/bumpers and a red pinstripe separating the two paint tones. The owner repainted it in the pace car livery, doing away with the old red/white two-tone paint that it came with from the factory. The current owner and builder also installed a widebody rocker panel kit, affixed a Mopar Six Pack-style hood scoop to the engine cover, got rid of the factory sunroof and installed a rear duckbill spoiler for a motorsports-inspired exterior appearance.
Under the hood of this custom Pontiac Fiero sits a 350 cubic-inch Chevy V8 engine with a Procharger centrifugal supercharger, an upgraded forged crankshaft, aftermarket pistons and a selection of other upgrades. There’s no word on how much power this setup puts out, though we imagine it’s making at least 400 horsepower. A Getrag 282 five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential send power to the rear wheels. Some minor transmission/drivetrain upgrades are present as well, including a short-throw shifter, SPEC Stage 3 clutch, aftermarket axles and additional transmission bracing.
The matching go-kart being sold with this car was originally built as a promotional item for the Pontiac brand by a company called Bird Automotive. It features a three-horsepower Briggs and Stratton four-stroke engine and centrifugal clutch. The kart was restored in 2007 and received a repainted frame and body, along with an engine rebuild. This kart wouldn’t be very fast, nor would be eligible for any kart racing series or events, but it could be an interesting conversation piece to park alongside the Fiero at car shows or other events.
Check out the listing for this supercharged V8-powered Pontiac Fiero at this link.