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Facel-Vega HK 500 383 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1760 kg (3880 lbs)
Dimensions 4.59 m (181 in) long, 1.80 m (71 in) wide, 1.36 m (54 in) high
Wheelbase 2.66 m (105 in)
Introduced 1959
Origin country France
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Performance

0 - 100 kph7.5 s
Top speed218 kph (135 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Chrysler B-series V-8 383 (FirePower)
Displacement 6.3 l (383 ci / 6276 cc)
Power 395 ps (390 bhp / 291 kw) @ 5400 rpm
Torque 624 Nm (460 lb-ft) @ 2800 rpm
Power / liter 63 ps (62 hp)
Power / weight 225 ps (222 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 355 Nm (261 lb-ft) / t
Transmission Pont-A-Mousson 4 Speed Manual ( 2.93 final)
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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196ss  2y ago

0-100 kph - 7,5 sec
Top speed - 218 kph
Source - Motor-Revue, heft 27, 1959

This car was Bugatti Veyron of the 1950-s: powerful, heavy, fast, very expensive and French.


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Aad  6y ago

I am in Love


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Iggz  10y ago

Bad ass but understated and classy design . Love it !


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Bijan  10y ago

I would take the HK-500 , its Brilliant , elegant and Brutal enough .


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Shaggy  10y ago

I'd take the Dodge, of course, but I do like the Facel Vega, very elegant.


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Super8  10y ago

Yeah HK500 is far more elegant while Polara is a brutal animal.


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Mental  10y ago

I would take the Facel, it is much more elegant, but not much less brutal.


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Super8  10y ago

This this car had a rival. Dodge Polara 426 Hemi which came in 1964. Both has 150 mph max speed and both has Chrysler engine. However Polara has better acceleration than Facel-Vega. Here's the link https://fastestlaps.com/models/dodge-426-hemi


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Mental  10y ago

Power, beauty, soul - should be a motto for this stunning car.

Yes, the roof is very Bel Air-like.


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Super8  10y ago

Yeah. It does have some similarity. I think because the roof.


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Fangio Man  10y ago

A kind of reminds me of the Chevy Bel Air.


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Super8  10y ago

Another Facel-Vega with Chrysler Firepower engine. It has faster acceleration than Excellence due to lighter body.

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