Tech Bond


Reliant commissioned Tom Karen of Ogle Design to design a fun car.
Total Made: 2268
Preston: 1970-1971
Tamworth: 1971-1974
Models Made
Model 700: The basic ‘Bare Bug’ for fresh air fiends
Fixed canopy with no side screens or lower side panels, crossply tyres.
Model 700e: Same as the ‘Bare Bug’
but it had an opening canopy, side screens with lower side panels, sun visor, interior light,
heater/demister and a number of styling refinements.
Model 700es: Same as the 700e
but it had a high-compression engine, decathlon tyres (D1 alloys), wing mirrors, mud flaps and special extra interior
like headrests, roof lining, extra side/center supports and a F1 type steering wheel.
Model 750es:
Introduced 1973
Same as the 700es
but it had a higher capacity engine.
All Bugs sold to the public were coloured Tangerine.
A few White (4) and Lime Green (6) Bugs were sold to companies.
Spare wheel and seat belts were optional extras on all models.
Dimensions and weight
Wheelbase: 6′ 5″ (1956 mm)
Length: 9′ 2″ (2794 mm)
Width: 4′ 7″ (1397 mm)
Height Canopy Closed: 4′ 2″ (1270 mm)
Height Canopy Open: 6′ 11″ (2108 mm)
Kerb Weight: 864 lb (392 kg)
Tyres: (Front) 145 80 R10 (Rear D1 style) 165 70 R10 (Rear Crossply style) 520-10