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.