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$2009 AWD Hybrid Fiero - First test drive!

First test drive with the $2009 AWD Fiero. The video shows the car in electric only mode, it's so quiet that you can't even hear the motor over the road noise from the nearby street! This was the first time the new suspension has been driven on as well. Here's a link to the build thread: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/west-coast-2009-challenger-awd-fiero-hybrid/10519/page4/


 


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$2009 AWD Hybrid Fiero - How it works
This is a run through what it takes to drive the AWD hybrid Fiero and how to drive it in different modes. I built this car for the Grassroots Motorsports $2009 challenge, with a total investment of about $1800. Here's a link to the build thread: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/fiero





R-B-S to young to die
Chop Top last few runs before extreme makeover





1600HP 4WD RAT ROD
DVDs & APPAREL - http://www.bustedknuckle.com Check out the 1600 horsepower 4wd rat rod American Outlaw MRA Outlaw Prostock Mud Racer Rat Rod. Follow us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/bustedknucklefilms





Bobby & Alex's Custom Fiero Widebody 3800 SC II
Bobby & Alex's custom Fiero Widebody 3800 SC II in Florida gulf coast. Engine has ZZ Performance tuning. Gets 20/16 miles p/gallon when driving normal. They have not Dyno it. Won best Fiero custom in the Daytona 2006 show. Build thread: http://tinyurl.com/2d8xw3





Pontiac Fiero NHTSA Frontal Crash Test
This is one of the original crash test videos for the Pontiac Fiero. In this video, dummies were restrained with the factory seatbelts. "Fieros are deathtraps!" Not hardly...... Many people think that the Pontiac Fiero is an unsafe vehicle due to its small size. It turns out that the Fiero was the safest vehicle ever tested by the NHTSA without airbags. It was the second safest vehicle on the road in 1985, second to the Volvo DL Wagon. The DL had airbags. Even by today's standards, the Fiero still rivals many newer vehicles on the road today. The methods of testing are exactly the same in 2010 as they were back in 1979 when NHTSA began testing cars. Cars are tested by impacting a solid barrier at 35 MPH. The Fiero received a 5 star crash rating for both driver and passenger. A 5-star rating means a 10% or lower chance of serious injury. So 5-star means the same now as it meant 25 years ago. Here are a few comparisons: 1984 Pontiac Fiero Driver ***** Passenger ***** Rollover***** Head Injury Criterion: 356.5/308.6 Chest Deceleration (G): 30.9/29.9 Femur Load 840/800 800/740 2003 Cadillac Deville Driver * Passenger *** Rollover **** Head Injury Criterion: 826/507 Chest Deceleration (G): 75/58 Femur Load: 825/1297 875/848 2007 Buick Lacrosse Driver ***** Passenger ***** Rollover **** Head Injury Criterion: 374/259 Chest Deceleration (G): 43/42 Femur Load: 1099/1112 909/405 2009 Ford Focus Driver ***** Passenger ***** Rollover **** Head Injury Criterion: 521/389 Chest Deceleration (G): 40/40 Femur Load: 1133/1652 1138/968 As you can see, the 1980s Pontiac is still one of the safer cars on the road today. The Fiero is as good as or better than many of today's vehicles that have airbags. The Fiero is also very stable. The Fiero received a Static Stability Factor, or Rollover Resistance rating, of 1.47. This equates to a 5-star rollover rating. Even if you are unfortunate enough to get into a rollover accident, the Fiero excels in safety once again with its incredibly strong roof structure. According to the NHTSA, the Fiero was tested by inverted drop and roof crush testing. In the inverted drop test, the Fiero, along with cars like the Ford F150 and Plymouth Laser were turned over and dropped on their roofs. The Fiero scored best with 8.3 cm crush on the a-pillar and 3.8 cm on the B-pillar. The Ford F-150 had the worst rating with 42.5cm crush on a-pillar and 40.6cm on the B-pillar. The Plymouth Laser actually had a slightly better rating than Fiero for B pillar with 3.2cm crush. In another publication, NHTSA tested cars roofs by crushing them with a steel plate and hydraulic ram. In the example given, the Chevrolet S10 had the worst rating with 5320 lbs roof strength, while the Fiero has the highest rating with 9909 lbs of roof strength. This equates to 3.53 roof strength to weight ratio, complying with even the most recent roof strength requirement of 3.00:1 strength ratio. It is kind of funny how the Pontiac Fiero is still meeting many of the most modern crash test requirements without even frontal airbags..... Now for Death rate. Death rate is a number given to cars to reflect the likelihood of death in any particular vehicle. The Fiero, along with Camaros and Firebirds, happen to have a very high death rate. A high death rate doesn't mean the car is unsafe, it just means that this type of car is going to be driven faster and more recklessly, increasing the chance of an accident, which in turn, increases the chance of serious injury or death. If you hit a concrete wall at 80MPH with no seatbelts on, I don't care what car you are in, you will be killed. The human body just simply cannot take that kind of G load and people need to stop driving like idiots. Please comment. I would like to see your reaction to this and hear some of your crash stories. Please drive responsibly. Thanks GammaRays134 SOURCES Video courtesy of NHTSA, NCAP and Calspan Crash Testing Center. Other vehicle data from http://www.safercar.gov Fiero crash test data from http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/database/aspx/vehdb/queryvehicle.aspx Fiero frontal crush data from http://www.nhtsa.org/DOT/NHTSA/NRD/Multimedia/PDFs/Crashworthiness/Air%20Ba gs/FMVSS_208_II.pdf Fiero Static Stability Factor data from http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/regrev/evaluate/809868/images/SSFTrend%20fi nal.pdf Fiero Death rate data from http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809004.PDF Fiero Roof Crush data from http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/esv/esv19/05-0146-W.pdf and http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/safety/publications/1998/pdf/Roof_Cr ush.pdf. http://www.safecarguide.com/mak/pontiac/idx.htm http://home.xnet.com/~paulv/techtips.htm#FIERO SAFETY http://members.fortunecity.com/lowkey88/crashtest.htm http://members.fortunecity.com/lowkey88/crashtest2.htm





Teenager Builds Electric Car - $.02 a mile to operate!
Tyler Griffin reports on a 19 year-old who decided to build an electric car to save money on parking and gas at his high school. Mark King is the young inventor behind the electric car which only costs two cents a mile to operate.





Electric Homemade Wooden Go Kart Run 3
Hey guys this is Revision 3 of the electic go kart. It has a new Ramsey winch motor and a 400amp curtis 1204-410 motor controller. The sprockets have been upgraded to hold a #35 chain and the new size chain has been added. I the motor specs: 8000RPM at 24v, 32 in pounds of torque, 45 amps no load, 140 amps full load 6 hp continuous, 11 peak, running currently at 36v 85amps. Thanks for watching. Please leave your comments in the sectiob below. Please note: this is not supposed to be professional looking or super-functionalal for that metter, it wat meant to be a fun project.





Pontiac Fiero Clips from US Top Gear
Most of the clips showing the Pontiac Fiero from the 5th episode of Top Gear US. I do not own the rights to this, all credit goes to the show. I'm just showcasing my favorite car!





Electric Car Conversion Methods For Under $500
http://www.electricity4cars.com Click here to learn how to convert your car to electricity for under $1000. Here you will find reviews on the top guiedes available on the web.





Lamborghini Reventon Replica base on Pontiac Fiero
The Fiero Armed with time and skill, a steel fabricator from Canada named Woody has done an incredible job transforming a $60 mid-engined Pontiac wedge into an amazing homage to the Reventon. Obviously talented, the finished Woodighini is going to be incredible, Woody's done a fine job of transferring the Reventon's proportions to the Fiero's chassis. Wide screen 1000×780 http://photoshocks.web.fc2.com/reventon_replica.html MORE http://www.motorfoot.com/blog/post/2008/07/Woodighini---The-story-of-a-Born -again-Fiero.aspx





20th Fiero Anniversary Unloading Turbo Indy 90 Prototype
The 20th Anniversary Of the Pontiac Fiero. Here they are unloading all the most rare and valuable Fieros from the GM Vault. The 90 Prototype, Original Indy PAce car, turbo Fiero, Convertible, IMSA GTU race Car, 4 seater Fiero, first and last Fiero ever made, Super Duty Fiero PPG Formula. This is not my Video, i just put it here for more to enjoy than where it was.





1986 Fiero GT 3800 Supercharged intercooled V6
1986 Fiero GT 3800 Supercharged intercooled V6





CHEVY V8 FIERO-3
MY SON AND ME WITH OUR FIERO'S DOING A BURNOUT CHAINED TOGETHER !





World's Fastest Fiero? 383 Stroker V-8 Supercharged with Performance Cam, Headers, Tuned, Etc.
http://LamboReplicaForSale.com | 500+ horsepower, supercharged 383 Stroker V8 Pontiac Fiero monster! I picked up this new "toy" on Ebay for $4,000. The guy that sold it to me warned me that it is "dangerously fast." After driving it one time, I agree. This car is scary to drive! I'm planning to build a Lamborghini replica using this as the donor. It may be the fastest Lambo





My daily ride supercharged Chevy S10
Supercharging my Chevy S10 step by step including the Dyno tune.





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1984 Pontiac Fiero : 9.744 @ 135.664
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1984 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 Electric: 10.439 @ 124.830
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1984 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 Electric: 11.270 @ 106.510
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 11.975 @ 120.590
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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT: 12.000 @ 123.000
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 13.225 @ 102.400
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 13.533 @ 101.370
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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.249 @ 96.960
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1985 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.478 @ 95.630
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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.500 @ 94.000
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1988 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.870 @ 93.000
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