Articles tagged GTE

Page 49 of June 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, June 1978

Road impressions - The Reliant Scimitar GTE

A fast liftback with an appeal of its own It is impossible not to feel somewhat sorry for the Reliant Motor Company of Tamworth, in the English Midlands. Not because they have, akin to the vast British Leyland complex, had financial setbacks and management changes, but because their clever Scimitar GTE, the original sporting liftback or Grand Touring Express (of which HRH Princess Anne has had...

Page 13 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, July 1967

Le Mans 24-Hours

Ford win a great battle Le Mans, France, June 10th/11th. After the usual problems arising from scrutineering, such as insufficient rear vision in the mirrors on the Fords, too much petrol in the tanks of the Lolas, bodywork too narrow about the wheels on the Mirage, windscreen too shallow on the Marcos, all the competitors tackled practice on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, practice times...

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Hold the horses

Against all normal wisdom, if you want to take your Ferrari 458 to Le Mans you’ll need to de-tune the engine. We drive the GTE version to see what else changes There are several motoring cliches that are complete bunk – like a Caterham Seven being ‘a four-wheeled motorbike’. A Caterham, or any other sports car for that matter, doesn’t lean into a corner so is nothing like a bike. And anyone who...

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The German Grand Prix — Magnificent McLarens

Hockenheimring, August 5th With the opening of the new Motodrome in the Eifel Mountains, to replace the legendary Nurburgring, there was a feeling at the Hockenheimring that 1984 might see the last German Grand Prix to be held there. People who had this feeling had yet to visit the new Eifelring and they were not looking closely at the success of the Formula One races at Hockenheimring over the...

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Tuning test

Opel Manta 200i When I first reported on the GTE version of General Motors' venerable Manta, I felt that an essentially successful recipe was only spoiled by a relative lack of power. The last (and probably final) revisions to the old Ascona / Cavalier-based coupe and the replacement of the saloon by the front-wheel-drive model had at last given the Manta an identity of its own, and one which was...

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Road impressions

Opel Manta GTE The only real complaint levelled at the Opel Manta range up till now has been — where is the big-engined version? That obvious slot has now been filled with the GTE, a 120 m.p.h. 2-litre fuel injection model which tops the spread of GM's mid-range sports coupes, derived from the original Cavalier/Ascona. While the saloon has now evolved into the FWD J-car, the Manta (there is no...

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Back to where it belongs

Aston Martin is looking to put the LMP1 programme of 2011 behind it with an assault on the GTE title Before Aston Martin departed for the start of its new GT World Endurance Championship campaign, commencing with the Sebring 12 Hours on March 17, it launched its new V8 Vantage GTE car in London. Many believe that GT racing is where Aston Martin belongs, especially after its disastrous attempt at...

Page 44 of June 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1976

Reliant of Tamworth

Motor Sport visits the Largest Privately-Owned British Car Manufacturer, at whose Staffordshire Factories the Revised Scimitar GTE is now in Production. With the many take-over bids that culminated in British Leyland becoming one huge Corporation and then this top-heavy giant going public, Reliant of Tamworth became, successively, the second largest British motor-car manufacturer, and then the...

Page 44 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1971

Rumblings

Fiat at Brentford.—it used to be Wembley. But these days the headquarters of the great Fiat organisation in this country are sited at Brentford, off the Great West Road. European manufacturers are probably looking ahead to the ECM when expanding thus in the British Isles. We had occasion to visit the Fiat premises when collecting a test-car recently and could not but be impressed by the new £2-...

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Musings....Reasoned racing

J.W. tries Britain's most popular saloon car racing series for himself, equipped with a twin carburettor Vauxhall Nova Sport. Hurricane Charlie devastated more than Birmingham's first edition of street racing in mainland Britain. On that August Bank Holiday evening, I aquaplaned along the M25, streaming away from an equally sodden Brands Hatch. Behind, a curtailed Ford Fiesta race that left me...

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