Key facts

1958 Facel Vega Excellence information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5250 mm
How heavy?
1920 kg
What size engine?
5.9 litre, 5905 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
365 PS / 360 bhp / 268 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
543 Nm / 400 / 55.4 kgm @ 3600 rpm

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1958 Facel Vega Excellence technical specifications


The Excellence is an automobile from Facel Vega, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 4 door sedan/saloon body style.
Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 5.9 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 360 bhp (365 PS/268 kW) at 5200 rpm and 543 N·m (400 lb·ft/55.4 kgm) at 3600 rpm respectively.
A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels.
The Facel Vega Excellence weighs a stated 1920 kg at the kerb.
1958 Facel Vega Excellence data
1958 Facel Vega Excellence data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3170 124.8
Track/tread (front) 1422 56
Track/tread (rear) 1448 57
Length 5250 206.7
Width 1830 72
Height 1372 54
Ground clearance 178 7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight 1920 kg 4233 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 118.2 litres 26 UK Gal 31.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.9 litre
5905 cc
(360.345 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 104.6 × 85.9 mm
4.12 × 3.38 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.22
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
365 PS (360 bhp) (268 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
61 bhp/litre
1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
543 Nm (400 ft·lb) (55.4 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
91.96 Nm/litre
1.11 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system 2 St carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1155.6 kPa (167.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 738.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 190.11 PS/g
139.82 kW/g
187.5 bhp/ton
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.15 kg/kW
11.95 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock 4.000
Turning circle 12.20 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.31
general ID46904
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 54.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1958 Facel Vega Excellence added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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