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’s essential 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 12 months right here in Wrocław. Whereas it wasn’t within the 100% last kind we see immediately, it was nonetheless abundantly clear that this was no bizarre, lowered Pontiac. Fortunately, it was additionally not one wrapped up within the ‘duplicate’ 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 traces (one thing no person in historical past has ever stated 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 particular person over the weekend, the Fiero GT was displayed inside a glass field which made the small job of photographing it a tad tough. However you possibly can see extra pictures of the automobile (minus the glass) on the Facebook page Mariusz has set up for it. Powering the Pontiac is its authentic 2.8L V6.
What’s simple 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 actual fact a Fiero GT gained the principle prize at Ultrace within the firm of some very stiff competitors is testomony to the fervour and a spotlight to element Mariusz has poured into the construct through the years, having accomplished the majority of the work himself. His dedication and love for customized automotive tradition shines by means of in each inch of this certainly one of a form Pontiac.
Keep tuned for extra from Ultrace 2023. Subsequent up, it’s our major gallery protection.