The A-Z of Racing Cars

Vanwall VW5

Country GB
Year 1957
Engine Vandervell
Engine Type L4
Cams 2
Valves/cyl 2.0000
Bore 96.000
Stroke 86.000
Capacity (cc) 2490
Power (at revs) 285 BHP/7300
Ignition BTH magneto
Fuel system Bosch f.i.
Chassis type Spaceframe
Body type single seater
Designer C.Chapman/F. Costin
Front suspension "coil, wishbone"
Rear suspension "coil, de Dion"
Shock absorbers
Engine position front
Wheelbase (mm) 2311
Front track (mm) 1422
Rear track (mm) 1321
Weight (kg) 550630
Drive rear
Number of gears 5
Fuel tank size (litres)
Brakes Goodyear
Front brake type disc
Rear brake type disc
Front rims
Rear rims
Tyres Pirelli
Front tyres
Rear tyres
Maximum speed (kph) 300

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