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  Facel Vega HK 500
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1958 - 1961
Numbers built:490
Designed by:Jean Daninos
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Chrysler HEMI 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction steel block and head
Displacement 6,270 cc / 382.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 102.5 mm (4 in) / 95.3 mm (3.8 in)
Compression 10.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Carter Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 390 bhp / 291 KW @ 5,200 rpm
Torque 540 Nm / 398 ft lbs @ 4,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 62 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis steel body on tubular chassis
Front suspension wishbones, coil springs, de Carbon telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic springs, de Carbon telescopic shock absorbers
Steering Gemmer cam-and-roller
Brakes Dunlop discs, all-round
Gearbox Pont-a-Mousson 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,828 kilo / 4,030 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,597 mm (181 in) / 1,803 mm (71 in) / 1,359 mm (53.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,667 mm (105 in) / 1,410 mm (55.5 in) / 1,460 mm (57.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.21 bhp / kg
Top Speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
0-60 mph 8.4 s

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