My first car :) Purchased in 1996, my senior year of High School (Thanks Dad!). After returning home from college and paying off old debts the fun began.
|Original Specifications:||Current Specifications (Approximate)|
0-60 - .............6.9
|0-60 - .............6.8
1/4-mile - .........15.0@91
Skidpad (g) - ...... .92
Braking 60-0 - .....115 feet
Top speed - ........130 mph
Slalom - ...........65.9 mph+
Horsepower - .......... 150bhp
Note on above numbers: These are loose approximations base on the modifications done to my car versus stock numbers. I have yet to officially test any of this stuff. Hopefully soon though!
One of the first things I fixed was the nasty fender gap inherant on stock Fieros. KYB shocks and struts, new front and rear anti-sway bars and 1.5" lowering springs were added to bring the car closer to earth and reduce body roll during hard cornering. Later all the A-arm bushings were replaced with polyurathane to flatten out cornering even more. After breaking 2 front crossmembers due to collapsed springs we cut 2 coils from the stock springs, reinforce welded the upper control arm mounts and cut 1.5" from the bump stops.
Next, a crossdrilled brake package and braided stainless brake lines from The Fiero Store were added. This was a nice improvement over the stock solid rotors.
At just about 120,000 miles the original V6 quietly annouced its retirement. Since this was my only car at the time, and I wasn't exactly rolling in money I decided to pull the engine, have it rebuilt and clean everything up.
This is a design concept done in Photoshop. This includes most of the future plans for the car. Hopefully I'll get this done while the parts are still available! This project will probably come close to $15,000 by the time all is said and done! Plans include:
Questions about Paul's car? Email Paul or for Fiero concepts and other Fiero Fun Stuff check out my Fiero Design Page