General data
Grand Prix season/s 1955
Racing drivers Juan Manuel Fangio, Eugenio Castellotti, Maurice Trintignant, Peter Collins, Paul Freré, Luigi Musso, Olivier Gendebien, Alfonso de Portago, André Pilette
Race numbers Various
VIN span 0001 – 0008
Number produced 5 or 6
Presentation 11 September 1955 in Monza
Technical Specifications
Chassis Steel tubular frame
Length 3850 mm
Width 1448 mm
Height 962 mm
Wheelbase 2280 mm
Front track 1270 mm
Rear track 1270 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double wishbones, transverse leaf springs, Lancia telescope shock absorbers
Rear suspension De Dion rear suspension, transverse leaf springs, Lancia telescope shock absorbers, double trailing links per side
Front tyres 16“, 5.50 x 16“
Rear tyres 16“, 7.00 x 16“
Tyres Englebert tread tyres
Wheels Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Front brakes Hydraulically operated bimetal drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated bimetal drum brakes
Weight Approx. 620 kg
Fuel tank 2 fuel tanks – mounted on the sides, approx. 160 litres total tankage
Body material Aluminium
Type Front engine, 12° inclined position to centre-line
Number of cylinders V8 – 90°
Displacement 2486 ccm
Bore and stroke 76 x 68,5 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead per cylinderbank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Valve control Valve springs
Compression ratio 11,9:1
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Marelli double ignition, 2 magnetos
Fuel management 4 Solex twin carburettors, type 40 PII
Maximum power Approx. 265 hp – 8.000 rpm
Gearbox 5 gears + rev., transaxle construction
Clutch 2 disc clutch
Engine weight
Team manager Eraldo Sculati
Design engineer/s Lancia
Engine Vittorio Jano
0001, 0002, 0003, 0007, 0008

Good to know:

  • As far as we know there is no original car left over.
  • Die beiden fuel tanks waren with dünnen Verbindungsstreben, zwischen den Vorder- und Hinterrädern, am Chassis befestigt
  • Nach der Le Mans-Katastrophe 1955 schloss Lancia seinen Rennabteilung. Am 26.07.1955 schenkte Lancia alle seine Grand Prix-Boliden samt Teilen und Plänen Enzo Ferrari.
  • Be- race in Monza am 11. September 1955 wurden die Monoposti, wegen schlechter Reifen, – race nicht eingesetzt.
  • 1st race: 24 September 1955 Gold Cup/Oulton Park.
    – 2nd place for Mike Hawthorn
    – 7th place for Eugenio Castellotti