Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5a 1972-75
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Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5a 1972-75 specifications
Engine (Ford Essex V6)
Water cooled
Cylinder: 6
Overhead 12 valves
Bore: 93.67mm
Stroke: 72.42mm
Displacement: 2,994cc
Compression ratio: 8.9 / 1
Carburettors: weber 40DFA-13/8 DGAS
Power output: 160bhp at 5,200rpm

Maximum speed: 123mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 8.9secs
Approx. fuel consumption: 20.8mpg

Hydraulic, Front: 10.53in disc
Rear: 11in drums

Clutch: Borg & Beck 9in diameter
Top gear ratio: 1/1
Final drive ratio: 3.31/1
Optional: 3 speed automatic
Rear wheel drive

Rack & pinion,
Steel box frame chassis with side members supporting glass fibre body

Front: independent coil & wishbone
Rear: live axle with parallel trailing arms & Watt linkages
Shock absorbers F & R: telescopic

Wheels & Tyres
4 stud 5.5J x 15in alloy
with 6.0 x 15in radial tyres

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 99in
Track - front: 55.6in
Track - rear: 53.3in
Overall length: 170in
Overall width: 66in
Overall height: 52.5in
Ground clearance: 5in
Kerb weight: 21.8cwt
Tank capacity: 17imp gals

Scimitar SE-5-5a Production 1968-75
SE5 1968-71: 4,311 produced
SE5a 1972-75: 5,105 produced