CMC Lancia D50, 1954-1955

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A masterpiece of architecture model: CMC Lancia D50, 1954-1955

CMC plans to replicate the models of the original 1956 Lancia Ferrari D50 soon.

Technical data of the CMC model:
  1. Model: Precision model hand-assembled
  2. Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:18
  4. Item-No.: M-175
  5. Color: red
  6. Driver: ---
  7. Parts: 1,598
  8. Limited Edition: ---
Model car details:
  • Metal precision model hand-built from 1,598 parts
  • Detachable and lockable engine hood
  • Hinged adjustable screen
  • Realistic replica of the V8 engine complete with pipes and cabling
  • Metal exhaust pipes
  • Triangular steering axle with shock absorbers, front suspension with wishbones, transverse leaf spring, all made of metal
  • Rear suspension with De-Dion-tube, transverse leaf spring, longitudinal arms and inboard dampers, all made of metal
  • Radiator grille hand-made of stainless steel with metal supports
  • Highly-detailed replication of the cooling system
  • Highly-detailed fuel and oil circulation
  • Authentically-replicated hinged fuel caps
  • Authentically-replicated hinged oil-filler cap
  • Upholstered leather-covered driver seat and head rest
  • Perfectly-crafted wheels with stainless-steel spokes and nipples on an alloy rim
  • Authentically-replicated central locking nuts with right-/left-handed threads
  • Elegant finish with a brilliant paint in original color
Special feature as accessory: Booster-Trolley with separate assist-start device

Description of the original vehicle: The D50 was expected to be a trump card that Lancia had for the Formula 1 races of the 1950's, but things turned out differently. The renowned Vittorio Jano was commissioned by Lancia to design a racing car that would be more modern, more beautiful, and, above all, faster than rivals of the time. The primary goal was to prevail over the dominant Mercedes W 196. Jano presented an original and highly innovative monoposto, which was introduced to the public on February 20,1954 for the first time. Jano's design was far ahead of its time. The car featured a 2.5-liter V8 engine with a 90° cylinder angle and a maximum output of 260hp. It was mounted onto the chassis with a 12° veer off the central line of the vehicle.
By so doing, it was possible to shift the dive shaft to the left and make room for a significant lowering of the driver seat. This enabled the monoposto to have a low overall height for better aerodynamics. Another note-worthy characteristic is the integration of the engine into the structure of the tubular steel frame as a load-bearing stressed element. A more eye-catching feature is, of course, the pannier fuel tanks. Each positioned along the body between the front and rear wheels, the two slim tank cells provided additional aerodynamic advantages. With a total volume of 200 liter, they could sustain an entire race without making a single tank-stop. The idea was that the less a car had to stop for refills, the easier its handling would be. And a more even distribution of weight with pannier tanks should be a big advantage over cars with tail tanks.
Scuderia Lancia consisted of two big shots -- Alberto Ascari. the two-time GP World Champion in 1952 and 1953 and Luigi Villoresi. Later on, more outstanding race drivers joined the team. On October 24, 1954 the Lancia D50 debuted at the Spain GP in Barcelona. Ascari took pole position in both qualifying and fastest race lap, but he dropped out prematurely due to mechanic problems. Early in the 1955 season, Ascari won two Formula 1 races, which didn’t count towards the World Championship. At the Monaco GP, Ascari was in the leading position until he crashed into the harbor. The tragic death of Ascari that occurred in a private test drive at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and the mounting financial trouble with an overblown budget led Lancia to sell to Ferrari its race division, including the D50 vehicles.The Ferrari engineers introduced an overhaul of the D50. The modified monopostos participated in GP races as "Lancia Ferrari D50" from 1956 onwards. Juan Manuel Fangio won his 4th World Championship on one of these cars.

Technical data of the original vehicle:
  1. Monoposto built on a tubular frame with free-standing wheels
  2. 2.5-litre V8 engine as a stressed member of the chassis
  3. Two valves per cylinder controlled by two overhead camshafts
  4. Dry sump oil lubrication
  5. Mixture preparation with four Solex PII double carburettors
  6. Dual ignition (two plugs per cylinder)
  7. Five-speed manual gearbox installed behind the driver
  8. Bore x stroke: 73.6 x 73.1 mm
  9. Displacement: 2,488 cc
  10. Maximum output: 260 HP at 8,000 rpm
  11. Top speed: 300 Km/h (depending on ratio)
  12. Wheelbase: 2,280 mm
  13. Track front/rear: 1,294 / 1,330 mm
  14. Total length: 3,570 mm
  15. Total width: 1,600 mm
  16. Total height: 1,001 mm
  17. Curb weight: 620 kg
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