"Motor Industry Research Association"

The following pictures were taken at MIRA, while Scimitars were going through pre-production testing and type approval.


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Above:  SE5 Crash Test (1968).


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Above: SE6 Seat movement testing (1975)



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Above: GTC on high speed banking track at MIRA



M.I.R.A 1984

Tests being carried out for Reliant Scimitar SS1 type approval.

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Above: Crash testing 

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Above: Seat belt anchorage tests

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Above: Seat anchorage tests

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Above: Seat Test

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Above: Steering wheel tests



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