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Facel Vega HK500

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 Facel Vega HK500

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, 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, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Facel VegaIssued from1958
ModelHK500Issued until
SerieHK500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFacel VegaCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4600 mm / 181.1 in / 181.1 inTotal (curb) weight1854 kg / 4087 lb / 4087 lb
Width1778 mm / 70.0 in / 70.0 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2670 mm / 105.1 in / 105.1 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 capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.5 sq ft / 21.5 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 typeautomaticNumber of gears3
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 ratio194.2 kW/ton / 147.1 bhp/ton / 147.1 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
Steeringcam & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4Turning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 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 detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Facel Vega HK500

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