- The GT trim line was new for 1985, with GM's new 2.8-liter V6 as its defining feature. The 12-valve engine produces 140 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 170 foot-pounds of torque at 3,600 rpm. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway.
Drivetrain and Chassis
- Similar to Toyota's competing MR2, the 1985 Fiero GT uses a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout generally reserved for expensive sports cars. A single transmission was available, a four-speed manual with a 3.65-to-1 final drive ratio. Suspension is four-wheel independent with MacPherson struts in the rear. Four-wheel disc brakes were also standard.
Exterior and Interior
- The Fiero GT is compact even by sport coupe standards, measuring 165.8 inches long and 68.9 inches wide with a 93.4-inch wheelbase. Much of the Fiero's body was built with injection-molded plastic rather than traditional steel. Inside is seating for two.
- The Fiero GT runs 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds and the quarter-mile in 15.7 seconds at 85 mph. Top speed is a little uninspiring at 112 mph, due in part to the lack of a fifth gear.