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.