With modelcars after their role models from Ferrari from the Formula 1, the label CMR remains true to its chosen line and presents further models to the historic motorsport in the scale 1:18. All new in the program is the Ferrrai 156 Sharknose from 1961 as well as the Ferrari Dino 246 from 1958. Both racing cars are vehicles, with which the Scuderia Ferrai became world champion and to which we can now look forward to superbly crafted diecast modelcars. Let's start with the year 1958: The Englishman Mike Hawthorn not only won the French Grand Prix with the role model for our model with the item number CMR156, the Ferrari Dino 246, but also secured the title. So let's take a closer look at these miniatures, which by the way harmonize perfectly with the racing transporter, also from CMR.
This transporter, which appeared under the item number CMR140 and fascinates by its optical impression in the format 1:18, was already guest in our blog as a later version; at its time with a second rear axle that however is still missing at the version with the colors of the Scuderia Ferrari from CMR. For this, the latest version has openable doors to the driver's cab and to the workshop chamber besides the functional ramps at the rear. But now back to the Ferrari Dino 246: The modelcars introduced at the beginning reproduce the winning car from Mike Hawthorn perfectly and fascinate with their incredible care. This is evident when you look at the radiator grille in the bow, when you admire the filigree spoke rims and the well-made windshield, the dashboard and the spaceframe.
The finish of paint and engravings as well as the attachments of the exhaust system are mega! The V6 under its hood is unfortunately less visible in the model than that of the 156, which we will come to in a moment, but it was even stronger than its successor due to the regulations: the engine of the Ferrari Dino 246, designed by Alberto Massimino, developed 205 kW / 280 hp from around 2.2 liters of displacement in 1958. In the same year, the decision was made to use cars in Formula 1 from 1961 that complied with the Formula 2 regulations and had a displacement of up to 1.5 liters. Which explains the apparent performance loss that the successor 156 should suffer compared to the 246. A perfect transition to its modelcars, right? This vehicle also made history in technical terms, as it was the first Ferrari for Formula 1 with a mid-engine.
Its V6 was developed by the young engineer Mauro Forghieri and got 140 kW / 190 hp from its 1.5 liter displacement. Carlo Chiti was responsible for the construction of the 156. The Ferrari 156, which was baptized as Sharknose because of its shark mouth, appears under item number CMR169, among others with the starting number 38 of driver Phil Hill, who took 3rd place at the Monaco Grand Prix in 1961 and became the first American to start in Formula 1 this year, also becoming world champion. With number 4, CMR is also launching its winning car at the Belgian Grand Prix of the same year (CMR170). Hill-Landsmann Ritchie Ginther took part at the French Grand Prix (CMR174) on the Ferrari 156 Sharknose with the starting number 18, for which CMR also presented a model.