The new 1956 Vanwall cars, designed by Chapman along with the aerodynamicist Frank Costin, were of space frame construction, with the De Dion rear axle’s unsprung weight reduced and front torsion bar added. The power was provided by 2,489 cc engine developed in 1955. The car showed early promise in 1956 by winning the non-championship F1 race at Silverstone in hands of Stirling Moss. Talented drivers Harry Schell and Maurice Trintignant were the full-timers for the season. However, neither of them had much success although the car showed obvious potential. This scale model represents the VW2 car driven by Trintignant in 1956 Monaco Grand Prix where he retired early due to engine overheating.
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