A lot of us might not be familiar with the Facel Vega name, but there once was a point in time when the French automaker was a pretty big deal. That was back in the 50’s and 60’s when Facel Vegas was considered the French version of Rolls-Royce.

Since then, Facel Vega has faded into oblivion, but now there are rumors going around that the company might return from the grave after recent teaser photos revealed a new Vega concept could make its debut at the Paris Motor Show. Some folks are speculating that the released images are nothing more than just design studies from an enterprising young designer, but considering there are a few teasers showing a car draped in a cloth cover, there’s a pretty good chance that these images are legit.

Apparently called the HK Coupe, the concept appears to be a sleek coupe with a fancy LED headlight configuration, a rather curious grille set-up that harkens back to the old Facel Vegas, and an interior that features a full-length center console, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and a 2+2 seating configuration.

No mention on what kind of powertrain this new Vega concept will carry, but since the old Facel Vegas ran with HEMI V8 engines, we won’t be surprised if the concept taps into the Chrysler engine once more.

More details are definitely to follow as soon as they become available, so stay tuned!

UPDATE 12/10/12: Details have been scarce on the Facel Vega HK Coupe Concept but new leads seem to have come to light after Facel Vega revealed a new batch of renderings on their Facebook page. Check them out in the gallery below.


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  (446) posted on 04.17.2012

If they’re about to come back, they should prepare an extravagant presentation so the people will like them once again.

  (570) posted on 04.16.2012

If it’s going to return, it should face the consequences of being forever linked and compared to Rolls Royce.

  (444) posted on 04.13.2012

No way. I don’t want Rolls Royce to have a great competition!

  (595) posted on 04.12.2012

They should re-launch this with a newer engine and quality materials. That way, it can compete with the recently released cars.

  (580) posted on 03.30.2012

I don’t have a good feeling about this. If they should re-launch it, this should better beat the specifications of other newer supercars.

  (401) posted on 03.22.2012

Oh, so they weren’t successful. I hope that this time, they would present an impressive innovation, so that they can rise up once again.

  (453) posted on 03.21.2012

From my own perception, Facel Vega can be compared to Rolls Royce in terms of luxury; they’re of almost similar level.

  (579) posted on 03.20.2012

We need more details. French version of Rolls Royce, eh? That must mean that Facel Vega is one luxurious car, too.

  (762) posted on 03.19.2012

It’s a great comeback of Facel Vaga, and they’re bringing a lot of cool stuff and concepts that are worth-waiting for.

  (692) posted on 03.15.2012

I am not familiar about the name, but it is interesting that they are going back to business and what are the attractions they are making.

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