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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), 6286 cm3 / 383.6 cu in / 383.6 cu in, 246.1 kW / 330.0 hp / 330.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, automatic 3-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


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
Height1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3175 mm / 125.0 in / 125.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.15 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerChryslerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore108.0 mm / 4.25 in / 4.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.8 mm / 3.38 in / 3.38 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.26
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement6286 cm3 / 383.6 cu in / 383.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity785.75 cm3/cylinder / 47.949 cu in/cylinder / 47.949 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power246.1 kW / 330.0 hp / 330.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)98.4 kW / 132.0 hp / 132.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.1 kW/l / 0.860 bhp/cu in / 0.860 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque


Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.3


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio171.9 kW/ton / 130.2 bhp/ton / 130.2 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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Facel Vega Excellence


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