Reliant

The cars : Reliant Scimitar GTE

The cars : Reliant Scimitar GTE

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, […]

Concepts : SD2 redux an Anglo-Italian French lesson

Concepts : SD2 redux an Anglo-Italian French lesson

The AROnline Facebook page is certainly proving to be an interesting off-shoot of this place, with lively conversation – and an ongoing ‘what’s that car’ thread going on. Considering you might think we’ve seen it all before, there’s still plenty to post, as a recent thread about the Anadol FW11 prototype and its similarity with […]

Connections : Reliant

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 […]

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 […]