In remembrance of an epic automotive endurance test nearly a century ago, Rolls-Royce has taken the wraps off the 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition.
Set to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show 2013, the Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition has been created to commemorate the day when four original Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts embarked on the Austrian Alpine Trials.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition consequently becomes the first bespoke Rolls-Royce to have been inspired by a heritage car produced by the British company and features a selection of unique interior and exterior components which separate it from the standard Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The most prominent change is the turquoise exterior paint scheme which takes inspiration from the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost originally driven by James Radley at the Austrian Alpine Trials.
Additionally, the Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition features a blacked-out front grille and black wheels making this the first factory modern-day Rolls-Royce to feature a factory painted front grille.
Inside the car, a selection of bespoke components such as a brand new clock.
CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Torsten Müller-Ötvös said, “The 1913 Alpine Trial was an extraordinary moment in the rich history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “The standards of engineering and pioneer spirit required to achieve such feats stands as inspiration to everyone associated with the marque. 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.”
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