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Facel Vega Excellence

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 Facel Vega Excellence

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5905 cm3 / 360.3 cu in / 360.3 cu in, 268.5 kW / 360.1 hp / 360.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 543.0 N·m / 400.5 lb·ft / 400.5 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Facel VegaIssued from1958
ModelExcellenceIssued until
SerieExcellenceNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFacel VegaCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5250 mm / 206.7 in / 206.7 inTotal (curb) weight1920 kg / 4233 lb / 4233 lb
Width1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3170 mm / 124.8 in / 124.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity118 l / 26.0 UK gal / 31.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.13 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerChryslerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore104.6 mm / 4.12 in / 4.12 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.9 mm / 3.38 in / 3.38 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supply2 St carbsEngine displacement5905 cm3 / 360.3 cu in / 360.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity738.13 cm3/cylinder / 45.043 cu in/cylinder / 45.043 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power268.5 kW / 360.1 hp / 360.1 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque543.0 N·m / 400.5 lb·ft / 400.5 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)107.4 kW / 144.0 hp / 144.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.5 kW/l / 0.999 bhp/cu in / 0.999 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque92.0 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio187.5 kW/ton / 142.1 bhp/ton / 142.1 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-lock4Turning circle12.2 m / 40.0 ft / 40.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Facel Vega Excellence

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