Rolls-Royce Motorsport


Contrary to its current status as the symbol of luxury, motorsport played a significant part in the history of Rolls-Royce given its recognition for speed and reliability.

In 1913, Rolls-Royce dispatched a factory team to take on the Austrian Alpine Trials Rally, in an effort to better a failed attempt to complete the event the previous year by a 40/50 Silver Ghost. The 1913 effort included more powerful engines, and a four-speed gearbox, which would be crucial for the long climbs. Success was achieved, and R-R clinched the Archduke Leopold Cup and five other awards.


No Comments Yet.

Leave a comment