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Just over a year ago MOTOR SPORT drew attention to the dearth of small sports-cars in the E,200-000 class. Since that time the position has not improved but now we are glad to welcome the new 9 h.p. 089 H.R.G. The new car has a 60 X 95 mm. o.h.c. Singer Bantam engine in a chassis similar to that of the existing 14-litre car. The tax is 0/15/0. Twelvevolt electrical equipment is used and the rear fuel tank holds seven gallons. The engine has coil ignition, three bearing crankshaft and twin S.l. carburetters. The drive passes to a four-speed synchromesh gearbox via a Borg and Beck clutch. The gear ratios are 17, 9.3, 6.5 and 4.55 to 1, in conjunction with 17″ x475 covers. The steering is Marks and knockon Rudge wheels are used. The dimensions are : wheelbase 8′ 3r, track 4′ front, 3′ 9″ rear. A speed of 7:5 to 80 m.p.h. and a fuel consumption of 35 to 40 m.p.g. is claimed. When it is recalled that the 14-litre H.R.G. which we tested in June 1987 did a genuine 88 m.p.h and 30 m.p.g. and that we recorded within two miles per hour of this speed with the same tar some months later, there is every reason to respect the inaker’s claims. The 9 lap. car weighs 13i cwt. and has the famous H. R. Godfrey quarter-elliptic front suspension. The body is a two-seater with inbuilt fuel tank. An occasional four-seater and a
coupe may be introduced at a later date. If desired a 1,185 c.c. engine may be installed, which we believe to be the Singer Super Ten unit. Owing to difficulty in obtaining further supplies of the push-rod Meadows engine, the bigger H.R.O. is now turned out with the three-bearing o.h.e. fourcylinder Singer engine, which succeeded the sports Nine. Prices remain at £42412t6 for the two-seater and -I485
for the coupe. Details from : H.R.G. Engineering Co. Ltd., Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey.