Scimitar

The cars : Reliant Scimitar GTE

Reliant Scimitar GTE - or GT/E as it was originally known as

The Scimitar started out as a two-door coupe, but soon evolved into something far more innovative. We pull together the brief, but fascinating story of one of Britain’s most underrated sporting hold-alls. Three-door world-beater As a British success story, the Reliant Scimitar GTE remains one of the industry’s best-kept secrets. It’s also seemingly eternally underrated, […]

The cars : Reliant Scimitar SS1 development history

The cars : Reliant Scimitar SS1 development history

All the elements pointed to a triumphant return of the British sports car for the 1980s: Michelotti styling, a superb chassis, a rust-free body, a range of performance options, and modern creature comforts. But putting it all together, the Reliant Scimitar SS1 sadly failed to cut it with buyers, as DAN LOCKTON explains. Double-edged sword […]

Connections : Reliant

Based at Tamworth in Staffordshire, Reliant built its business by producing economy-minded three-wheeled microcars that could be driven on a motorcyle licence. The origins of the sub-1000cc engine – which has been used in various forms by Reliant’s small cars throughout the company’s history – can be traced back to the Mini’s illustrious forebear, the […]