The Vanwall VW 2 was a race car built and raced in 1956.

The car was fitted with a Vanwall 2490cc four-cylinder engine which produced 280hp. The engine was front-mounted, the car was fitted with rear-wheel drive and the car was rear-wheel drive. The VW 2 rode on Pirelli tyres.

A small group of people drove the car. These were:

  • Colin Chapman
  • Jose-Froilan Gonzalez
  • Mike Hawthorn
  • Harry Schell
  • Piero Taruffi
  • Maurice Trintignat

The VW 2 was entered in 14 races in 1956 but it only managed to complete two of these.