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Christopher Bruce2013-04-18 17:52:50

Rolls-Royce Celebrating 1913 Alpine Trial with Bespoke Models in China

Comes with bespoke interior and special clock

Rolls-Royce is celebrating is competition in the 1913 Austrian Alpine Trial that proved the Silver Ghost

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is celebrating the centenary of the 1913 Austrian Alpine Trial that proved the reliability of the Silver Ghost40/50 Silver GhostRolls-Royce 40/50 Silver ...United Kingdom, 1907 > present4 photos
at the Shanghai Motor Show on April 20. The special bespoke editions of the modern GhostGhostRolls-Royce GhostUnited Kingdom, 2010 > present15 versions
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will come in a special shade of blue and silver paint and unique interior materials. The cars get a black grill and wheels just like the classic Rolls-Royces. The special edition is limited to four cars.

The biggest changes come inside. The clock is specially made and shows the times in each stage of the rally in circles around the dial. The rear tables and dashboard are inlaid with the topography of the route and the stage distances. 

"The Bespoke Alpine Trial Centenary Collection is a fitting tribute to these achievements. It is testament to the enduring quality of a Rolls-Royce motor car that this 2013 car will be joined by a participant in the original trials, the 1913 Radley Silver Ghost," said Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös

The Alpine Rally covered 1,820 miles over mountain terrain to prove that the Silver Ghost could reliably perform in arduous conditions. There were three factory-backed Ghosts and one privateer in the 1913 rally. 

Rolls-Royce has also assembled the Ghost Club to reenact the Alpine Rally performance later this year. The run starts in Vienna on June 14 through June 29. It runs through Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Croatia. Over 40 cars are expected to participate. The route ends at an event organized by the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club in Riva del Garde, Italy.

Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary CollectionGhost Alpine Trial Centenary Collection
V 12
402 cu in
Top Speed
155 mph
8, Automatic
Maximum power
570 hp @ 5250 rpm
Limousine (limo)
Fuel consumption (combined)
11.31 US MPG
annual ownership cost




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