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1973-1981 RELIANT Robin specifications


In 1973, the Regal was replaced by the smart Ogle-styled Robin. Aside from the improved visuals, the new car received an upgunned 850cc engine and new twin-rail chassis. Despite the massive popularity of the emergent supermini generation, the Robin sold well on account of being able to be driven on a motorcycle licence in the UK – and that was possibly its only redeeming feature for keen drivers. For the ex-bikers who bought the Robin, they were treated to excellent fuel consumption and cheap road tax, but it’s a marginal car, and the butt of many jokes.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £990
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,000
  • Price (good):
    £1,200
  • Price (average):
    £650
  • Price (project):
    £250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    18.0secs
  • Top speed:
    81.0mph
  • Power:
    40.0bhp
  • Torque:
    46.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Weight:
    495kgs

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