Many readers won’t acknowledge the identify Vanwall however again in 1958 it was hooked up to the car that earned the Formula One Constructors’ Championship.
Vanwall, which counted Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks amongst its drivers, and none apart from Lotus founder Colin Chapman as a designer, continued to race for a number of extra seasons earlier than being disbanded. The identify was revived within the early 2000s for a car known as the GPR V12 whose design mimicked some of the unique Vanwall race automobiles.
Now, there is a new try on reviving the Vanwall identify, and this time the corporate behind the revival plans to build six continuation variations of the 1958 Vanwall F1 car. The quantity of automobiles honor the six wins Vanwall loved in the course of the 1958 season.
Continuation instance of 1958 Vanwall VW5 Formula One race car
The fashionable Vanwall has teamed up with historic racing skilled Hall and Hall to develop the continuation instance of the unique race car, often known as the VW5. Like the unique, it is going to be powered by a 2.5-liter engine producing an estimated 270 horsepower.
Only 5 of the continuation automobiles will probably be supplied on the market, priced from 1.65 million kilos (roughly $2.14 million) every. The sixth car will probably be retained by Vanwall for historic racing occasions.
In parallel with the continuation car program, Vanwall is investigating the potential for newly developed street and race automobiles, comparable to the route taken with one other historic F1 crew, Brabham. More data on these plans will probably be introduced shortly, the corporate stated in a press release launched Monday.