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Facel Vega HK500

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Facel Vega HK500

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6286 cm3 / 383.6 cu in / 383.6 cu in, 290.8 kW / 390.0 hp / 390.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Facel VegaIssued from1963
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) weight1830 kg / 4034 lb / 4034 lb
Width1803 mm / 71.0 in / 71.0 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2670 mm / 105.1 in / 105.1 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 clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity102 l / 22.5 UK gal / 27.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 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 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 supply2 Ca carbsEngine 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 power290.8 kW / 390.0 hp / 390.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)93.8 kW / 125.8 hp / 125.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.3 kW/l / 1.017 bhp/cu in / 1.017 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.00 s / 7.00 s / 7.00 sPower-to-weight ratio213.1 kW/ton / 161.5 bhp/ton / 161.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)17.50 s / 17.50 s / 17.50 sFuel 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-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Facel Vega HK500

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