Reliant Scimitar GTE 1968-1986


June 17, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
Reliant Scimitar GTE 3.0 SE5a (1972-1975)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
122
0-50 mph
6.4
0-60 mph
8.9
1/4 mile
16.9
0-1 km
31.1
BHP
131 @5000rpm
Torque lbft
172 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
106
Engine capacity CC/CU
2994/183
Engine type
V6 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.9:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
170.5
Width (in)
66
Height (in)
52.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2441
Additional Info: The Scimitar GTE was built with a fibreglass body. The SE5 was introduced in 1968 with a 2.5 litre version for a short while and then replaced by the 3 litre Ford V6 version which was rated at 128bhp. In 1972 a few improvements were made and the SE5a (above) was built.

 

Reliant Scimitar GTE 3.0 SE6a (1976-1980)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
119
0-50 mph
6.9
0-60 mph
9.4
1/4 mile
17.2
0-1 km
31.8
BHP
138 @5000rpm
Torque lbft
172 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
106
Engine capacity CC/CU
2994/183
Engine type
V6 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.9:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual (Overdrive)
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
174.5
Width (in)
67.3
Height (in)
52
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2851
Additional Info: Model Code SE6 was introduced in 1975, the 1976-1980 SE6a followed the SE6 and had a number of improvements. The automatics were slower, with 60 coming up in around 10-11 seconds.

 

Reliant Scimitar GTE 2.8 SE6b (1980-1986)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
117
0-50 mph
8
0-60 mph
10.8
1/4 mile
17.8
0-1 km
33
BHP
135 @5200rpm
Torque lbft
159 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
109
Engine capacity CC/CU
2792/170
Engine type
V6 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
174.5
Width (in)
67.8
Height (in)
52
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2723
Additional Info: The SE6b uses Fords Cologne 2.8 litre V6. Manual versions are also available. A convertible (SE8) Scimitar GTC was also introduced.

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