Sunday, November 18, 2012

Reliant Scimitar GTE - 1980


RELIANT SCIMITAR GTE ....




British brand " Reliant "was created in 1935 by TL Williams, for making the delivery vehicle with 3 wheels Raleigh. The first model was announced for 4 wheels 1962, and developed in conjunction with the Israeli Sabra, this model, the Sabre was a sports car two-seater with an engine of 1.7 liter Ford Consul ( subsequently replaced by Zephyr 2.7 liter 6-cylinder), independent front suspension with coil spring, a ladder-type frame, and front disc brakes. His style provoked mixed reactions, but in 1966, she became the unusual cut Reliant Scimitar GT fiberglass, very elegant with its synchronized gearbox, and always a Ford engine ....



In 1968, the astonishing Reliant Scimitar GTE (Grand Touring Estate) was presented at the London Motor Show. This two-door wagon displays honorable performance thanks to V6 Ford GT team already. The wheelbase of the GT has been extended by 18 cm to accommodate four passengers and their luggage. GTE resumed its consideration of the topic sports-wagon already developed by the Chevrolet Nomad 1954 and based in Radford Aston Martin DB5 and DB6. GTE was a logical and more industrially to break GTS 1965. Therefore, the Reliant Scimitar GTE was largely contribute to industrial expansion and Reliant reputation around the world for a brand whose distribution was previously limited to the United Kingdom ....



With a fiberglass body, the Reliant Scimitar GTE is insensitive to rust, and thanks to its weight of only 1107 kg, performance is significant. The concept of sporting break (or break hunting "shooting break" in English) is here at its peak. This body type coupe combined the advantages (performance, sporty appearance) and break (four seats, large trunk). The tailgate opened upwards and the rear seats fold flat could, which freed a load volume so. A client famous in his own way helped to popularize the Scimitar GTE. Indeed, Princess Anne became GTE offer for twenty years and since then she has owned eight Scimitar. The interior is luxurious and comfortable, the roof can discoverable beautiful walks in the open. In early tests by the press, journalists were seduced by the car as any other car on the British market was able to combine a high cruising speed, with room for four adults and their luggage. The theme of the Reliant Scimitar GTE will be a success which was later declined by Volvo with the 1800 ES and Lancia Beta HPE with ....



In 1972, a new version of the Reliant Scimitar GTE made ​​its appearance. The new series called SE 5a saw the Ford V6 3 liter improved. In 1975, without change aesthetically, the SE6 increases by 10 cm wheelbase and 5 cm in width. Mainly minor changes in equipment followed in 1979 with the SE6b. But in the early 80s, the style of the car began to show its age face competition from increasingly aggressive and competitive on prices and thus ultimately produce the Reliant Scimitar GTE 1986 cease ....



Regarding the engine of the Reliant Scimitar GTE , two Ford engines were offered at commercial launch, a 2.5-liter V6 and 3.0-liter V6 engine capacity. 3 liter engine was the most used, it proposed a bore and stroke of 93.67 x 72.42 mm and a compression ratio of 8,9:1. Distribution was central camshaft and 12 valves head. The power supply is made by double body carburetor and developed all the power of 138 hp at 5000 rpm / min for a torque of 260 Nm at 3000 r / min. The transmission was entrusted to a manual gearbox with four synchronized gears plus overdrive. The performance period for this type of car was quite good with a top speed of around 195 km / h and a 0 to 100 km / h in about 9 seconds gone. Nowadays Reliant Scimitar GTE is a stunning car that belongs to the category of Classic Vintage collectors that fond ....



Specifications:
  • Engine: V6
  • Capacity: 3.0 Liters
  • Power: 138 hp at 5000 rpm / min
  • Torque: 260 Nm at 3000 r / min
  • Speed: 195 km / h
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 0 to 9''


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