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Pontiac Fiero
68th Indy 500
May 27, 1984

The 1984 Pontiac Fiero is among the most unique cars ever to pace the Indy 500. It is the only mid-engine car ever to pace the 500, as well as the shortest car to ever hold the honor. It is also one of very few 4-cylinder cars to pace at Indy. However, the engine in the Fiero pace car was far different from the 92-horsepower version found in the production model Fiero. This bored out 2.7L engine produced 232 horses and turned a lap at better than 136 MPH. The car also featured an air intake located above the roof to help cool the mid-engine car.

2000 pace car replicas were made available by Pontiac and were powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine.

Related links:
Fieropacecar.com - Great forum and pace car registry
Pennock's Fiero Forum - The oldest and largest Fiero forum on the internet
April/May 2001 featured car

Press release photos (click for larger version):
Press release photo courtesy of Howard Kirchenbauer Press release photo courtesy of Howard Kirchenbauer

 

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