As soon as upon a time, simply the thought of a Pontiac Fiero GT fitted with Lamborghini-style doorways would have conjured up photos of Xzibit and West Coast Customs doing unspeakable issues on MTV.
However now? The one photos it is advisable to see are of Mariusz Michalski’s laid-out masterpiece. And rightfully so; this Fiero has simply taken the highest prize at Ultrace 2023 in Poland.
I first laid eyes on Mariusz’s Pontiac final yr right here in Wrocław. Whereas it wasn’t within the 100% closing type we see at this time, it was nonetheless abundantly clear that this was no odd, lowered Pontiac. Fortunately, it was additionally not one wrapped up within the ‘reproduction’ bodywork of one other make and mannequin, a destiny many Fieros have met.
Flaunting a customized wide-body conversion that’s been meticulously sculpted to complement the Fiero’s strains (one thing no person in historical past has ever mentioned earlier than) and millimeter-perfect stance, it calls for consideration. In truth, the Pontiac has a presence unmatched even by most modified supercars that had been on show at Ultrace. These customized OZ Racing wheels give it a touch of Alpine GTA.
Annoyingly for anybody who didn’t attend Ultrace in individual over the weekend, the Fiero GT was displayed inside a glass field which made the small process of photographing it a tad troublesome. However you’ll be able to see extra photographs of the automotive (minus the glass) on the Facebook page Mariusz has set up for it. Powering the Pontiac is its unique 2.8L V6.
What’s straightforward to see is simply how bonkers the inside is. It’s one of many strongest and most original parts of the construct with a full cage and customized aluminium console, matching naked-frame STR racing seats fitted with Sparco belts and extra. It feels ‘race-themed’ with out screaming ‘motorsport’.
The very fact a Fiero GT gained the primary prize at Ultrace within the firm of some very stiff competitors is testomony to the eagerness and a spotlight to element Mariusz has poured into the construct through the years, having carried out the majority of the work himself. His dedication and love for customized automotive tradition shines via in each inch of this certainly one of a form Pontiac.
Keep tuned for extra from Ultrace 2023. Subsequent up, it’s our principal gallery protection.