Launched in 1983, the Pontiac Fiero was a mid-engine, affordable sports car that didn’t quite make it on the wall of fame.
It was described as heavy, underpowered, and not that reliable, despite its interesting recipe. But this particular homebrewed Fiero is different.
It weighs only 2,300 pounds (1,043 kg), since most of it is missing, and it boasts up to 750 hp thanks to the 4G63, tuned Mitsubishi Sirius engine mounted in the middle. Featured on Matt Farah’s ‘The Smoking Tire’ show, the Death-Fiero kept the presenter visibly terrified at the beginning of the video, and alert while wrestling it around the track. To top it off, the engine was de-tuned to ~450 hp…so that Farrah could handle it.
Responsible for the vehicle’s existence is Mike Nasiatka, who built it out of a crashed 1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T drag car and a Pontiac Fiero. This is his first ever project, and the final result is astonishing and commendable, to say the least.
The entire rig runs on the Eclipse’s drivetrain, while the engine is equipped with a 68MM Precision Turbo which develops no less than 750 hp on 35 PSI. However, for Farrah’s sake, he dialed down the boost to 20 PSI – enough for 450 – 500 hp and a terrifying experience. You can check all of the Fiero’s mods in the video description.