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1980-1986 RELIANT Scimitar GTE SE6b specifications


The final generation of Reliant produced GTEs failed to replicate the success of the earlier models. The design may have aged gracefully, but demand tailed off (as it did for all large engined cars) during the recession in the early 1980s, and the GTE then simply faded away. The last models were a real improvement over the earlier SE6s, though, as they were lighter and stiffer and more comprehensively equipped. The GTE was later resurrected by Middlebridge, but failed to take off, despite Princess Anne buying one, and disappeared from view in 1990.

Production

  • Production:
    437
  • Price at launch:
    £10,324
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,500
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,750
  • Price (project):
    £650

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.8secs
  • Top speed:
    122.0mph
  • Power:
    135.0bhp
  • Torque:
    152.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    23.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V6
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, wishbone, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, double trailing-arms, transverse Watt linkage, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4432mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2616mm
  • Width:
    1706mm
  • Height:
    1321mm
  • Weight:
    1293kgs

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