This reference of the Lancia D50 of the test version is differentiated by the side tanks, the hood and some details on the nose that differ from the specifications seen on the units used in the 1954 Monaco Grand Prix race.
Additional details for the Lancia D50
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Model Factory Hiro in 1/43 scale with reference MFH-K396 (also listed as 4571102323961, K396 and K-396).
- Raced at the Test version in 1954.
- Includes photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 95 mm x 155 mm x 55 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 160 g.
- Box barcode 4571102323961 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletter 586.
The change in the regulations of the F1 World Championship for the 1954 season, where the engines began to have a displacement of 2.5 liters, convinced Gianni Lancia to return his brand after spending two years in the 2 liters Formula 2. The study and production of the new car was entrusted to Vittorio Jano.
The rivals to beat were Ferrari, which had just won the previous championships in 1952 and 1953 and presented an evolution of its F2 models, and Mercedes, which also returned to the highest level with its formidable W196, so Lancia needed to create a revolutionary car. The Lancia D50 certainly was, with its lateral fuel tanks (for better mass centering), its semi-transported engine partially forming part of the chassis for maximum weight reduction, and its angled engine mount to allow the drive axle to transmission will pass through the driver's side and thus be able to reduce the height of the car. All these innovations required a lot of development time, and in 1954 the car only participated in the last GP of the 1954 Championship in Barcelona, at the Pedralbes circuit.
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