General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1958 – 1959
Racing drivers Mike Hawthorn, Peter Collins, Luigi Musso, Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips, Olivier Gendebien, Tony Brooks, Jean Behra, Phil Hill, Cliff Allison, Dan Gurney, Richie Ginther, Willy Mairesse
Race numbers Various
VIN span 0002 and 0003
Number produced 2
Technical Specifications  
Chassis Steel tubular frame
Length 4030 mm
Width 1500 mm
Height 980 mm
Wheelbase 2320 mm
Front track 1220 mm
Rear track 1190 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double delta wishbones, coil springs, telescope shock absorbers, anti-roll bar,
Rear suspension Independent wheel suspension, double wishbones, coil springs, coaxial Koni shock absorbers, double trailing links per side
Front tyres 16“, 5.50 – 16“
Rear tyres 16“, 6.50 – 16“
Tyres Tread tyres Dunlop Racing
Wheels Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Front brakes Hydraulically operated Dunlop disc brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated Dunlop disc brakes
Weight 560 kg
Fuel tank 160 litres
Body material Aluminium
Type 115 – front engine, mounted in in inclined position to centre-line
Number of cylinders V6 – 65°
Displacement 2474,5 ccm
Bore and stroke 86 x 71 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead per cylinderbank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Valve control Valve springs
Compression ratio 9,8:1
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Magneti Marelli double ignition
Fuel management 3 Weber twin carburettors, type 42 DCN
Maximum power Approx. 295 hp – 8.800 rpm
Gearbox 5 gears + rev.
Clutch Multi disc clutch
Engine weight Approx. 128 kg
Director of Gestione Sportiva Romolo Tavoni
Design engineer/s Carlo Chiti
Engine Vittorio Jano
Good to know:

  • 2nd place Constructors World Championship 1959 with 32 points. Total points: 38
  • 2nd place Drivers World Championship 1959 by Tony Brooks with 27 points.
  • 2 Grand Prix victories 1959 in France and Germany by Tony Brooks