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Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary

The Rolls-Royce Alpine Trial Centenary edition Ghost commemorates the brand’s endurance test in the Alps 100 years ago.

Apr 22, 2013 | By AFPRelaxnews

Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition, which honors the automaker’s 1913 Alpine Trials cars, debuted at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.

Four Rolls Royce Silver Ghosts embarked a century ago (1913) on the Austrian Alpine Trials, which was the benchmark for automotive endurance at the time.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary front panel

In performing without fault over 1820 grueling miles of near impassable mountain terrain, the Rolls-Royce Works Team and privateer entrant James Radley helped cement the marque’s reputation for reliability and mechanical excellence.

The Alpine Trial Centenary Ghost takes close inspiration from Radley’s Silver Ghost with a bespoke “baby-blue” paint hue, and black grille and wheels.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary clock

Inside, the clock displays the stages of the rally and timings, while inlays to rear picnic tables and the front fascia represent the topography and distances of the Alpine route, and the headliner matches the hood of Radley’s car.

The Special Edition car will join Radley 1913 Silver Ghost to take part in a faithful re-enactment of the classic rally, starting in Vienna on 14 June 2013.

Rolls-Royce Alpine Trial Centenary Ghost

 
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