This Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary car has been unveiled on the eve of the Shanghai motor show.

The car has been created to commemorate the company’s finish on the 1820-mile Alpine trial event 100 years go. Rolls-Royce has not said how many Alpine Trial Centenary cars will be build, but says it will be a "limited edition".

Its styling takes cues from James Radley's Silver Ghost which took part in the event. Inspiration includes the two-tone exterior with a black grille and black alloy wheels.

Inside, the car’s veneer is inlayed with a graphic that expresses the topography and distances of the Alpine route.

Other features include rear picnic tables and an alternative clock that shows the timing of each stage of the original rally.

Such limited edition cars are a tradition for high-end car makers at Chinese shows, where buyers intent on getting the most exclusive models money can buy can often be found wandering the show floor, looking to buy. 

However, the Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition will see action: it will join 20 Silver Ghosts on an event re-enacting the Alpine Trial this June.

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