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Facel Vega
HK500
(1954)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Facel Vega HK500
Facel Vega
SerieHK500
Model family
ModelHK500
Model code
Issued from1954
Issued until
Country of originFR
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typefixed-head coupé
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2+2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2670 / 105.1 / 105.1
Track front [mm / in / in]1410 / 55.5 / 55.5
Track rear [mm / in / in]1461 / 57.5 / 57.5
Length [mm / in / in]4600 / 181.1 / 181.1
Width [mm / in / in]1803 / 71.0 / 71.0
Height [mm / in / in]1359 / 53.5 / 53.5
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1830 / 4034 / 4034
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]2.08 / 22.4 / 22.4 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerChrysler
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type Details
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)
Total number of cylinders8
Total number of valves16
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings5
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]108.0 / 4.25 / 4.25
Stroke [mm / in / in]85.8 / 3.38 / 3.38
Bore/Stroke ratio1.26
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]6286 / 383.6 / 383.6
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]785.75 / 47.949 / 47.949
Compression ratio10.0
Fuel supply2 Ca carbs
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]268.5 / 360.1 / 360.1
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5200 / 5200 / 5200
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]542.0 / 399.8 / 399.8
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]3600 / 3600 / 3600
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]77.4 / 103.8 / 103.8 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]42.7 / 0.939 / 0.939
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]86.2 / 0.75 / 0.75

Transmission

 
Transmission typeautomatic
Number of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio1
Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]196.7 / 149.0 / 149.0
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]6.80 / 6.80 / 6.80
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]8.40 / 8.40 / 8.40
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]225 / 140 / 140
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steering
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs
Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes front
Brakes rear
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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