Turkish origin engineer Huli Aldikacti had to overcome a lot of hurdles while working on this General Motors project (Pontiac is one of their car divisions) that was initiated to counter the growing sales of the FIAT X/9 and Toyota MR2 models in USA. So, after a lot of delay he and his colleague George Milidrag could finally present this new model Fiero 2M4 to the public in 1984.
Several features in this car were revolutionary including the use of composite panels as doors, stereo speakers that were hidden in the headrest for the driver and his co-passenger. It was named Fiero as it meant 'pride' (in Italian) and 'bold' (in Spanish). Also the words 2M4 stood for 2-seater, mid-engine and 4-cylinder.
Near 3.7 lakh cars were made until 1988 making this 2.8 litre engine Pontiac Fiero 2M4 the first American mass-produced, mid-engine sports car a great success with sales that overtook the Toyota made MR2.