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Reliant Kitten

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Reliant Kitten

4-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 846 cm3 / 51.6 cu in / 51.6 cu in, 30.0 kW / 40.2 hp / 40.2 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 63.0 N·m / 46.5 lb·ft / 46.5 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ReliantIssued from1978
ModelKittenIssued until
SerieKittenNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerReliantCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3040 l / 107.36 cu ft / 107.36 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3330 mm / 131.1 in / 131.1 inTotal (curb) weight535 kg / 1179 lb / 1179 lb
Width1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2150 mm / 84.6 in / 84.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity27 l / 5.9 UK gal / 7.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.55  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.70 m2 / 18.3 sq ft / 18.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore62.5 mm / 2.46 in / 2.46 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.1 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement846 cm3 / 51.6 cu in / 51.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity212.00 cm3/cylinder / 12.937 cu in/cylinder / 12.937 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power30.0 kW / 40.2 hp / 40.2 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque63.0 N·m / 46.5 lb·ft / 46.5 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.0 kW / 16.1 hp / 16.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.5 kW/l / 0.779 bhp/cu in / 0.779 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque74.5 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio76.6 kW/ton / 58.0 bhp/ton / 58.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front145/80-R10Tyres rear145/80-R10
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Reliant Kitten

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