history of this car is a little unclear. The information gathered here
is based on research on the net (very little information) and conversations
with several former employees. We have been unable to substantiate any
of this information but this is what we have learned.
company name that manufactured the car in the mid 80s was called
Enterra Technologies Ltd. They received (some say) 8 to 10 million dollars
from the Canadian Federal Government - specifically, the Scientific Research
Council - in Federal loan guarantees and tax credits. This money was to
be used to build a manufacturing facility in Burnaby, British Columbia
and manufacturer the Enterra Vipre.
research shows they built only 36 cars in Canada. Of these most were sold
into the US market. It was only to be sold thru GM dealership as an option
known as the Enterra Style package on a Fiero. GM in agreement with this
plan was then to cover the regular warranty with an additional warranty
for the body and interior through the Enterra company.
There are discrepancies in the numbers sold, some evidence points towards
several incomplete cars (the number eight has come up several times) were
left over when the company folded in late 1987 so the total number of
cars built is in question
car was offered only as an option on a NEW Fiero and never to be sold
as a Kit for fear that it would take away its advantage over kit cars.
first set of body molds were used until late 1986. There were minor fitting
problems with the first set so in late '86 a new better fitting set of
molds were created for the last year the company remained in business.
The molds for the body were then sold to a California company who re-formed
the molds again and two more cars were built before that company also
went belly up. After the California company folded the molds, it seems,
cars were built on fully loaded V-6 Fiero SE's. The cars were stripped
of the bodies and interiors and the sleek body you see in the pictures
was put on and new custom interiors installed. They only painted them
in 4 colours; Red, Black, Gun Metal Gray and White. The paint of choice
was Sikens. All suspension, drive train, braking system, cooling system
remained the same as the stock Fiero.