Sunday, October 17, 2021
News Rolls-Royce Recreates London-Edinburgh Run With 1911 Silver Ghost

Rolls-Royce Recreates London-Edinburgh Run With 1911 Silver Ghost

Record-setting Rolls rides again

  • London to Edinburgh, all in top gear

  • Recreation of historic trial from before roads were roads


In 1911, Rolls-Royce accomplished a significant feat. A Silver Ghost, designed to be an “experimental speed car,” made the 1,286 km trek along mostly horse paths from London to Edinburgh and back. Locked into top gear for the entire trip, it averaged a break-neck pace of 31.5 km/h. To celebrate 110 years later, Rolls-Royce brought tat car, along with nine more Silver Ghosts from the same era, and made the trip again.

The original drive was the London-Edinburgh Trial. The modern iteration started from the same Pall Mall, London, location of the Royal Automobile Club headquarters, and followed the Great North Road as closely as possible to the original route. Yes, they locked the car in top gear the whole time as well, though instead of a round trip, this one ended at Rolls-Royce Edinburgh.

It’s really just an excuse to bring out the original car, which later became the first Rolls-Royce to top 100 mph on a test track. The 20-Ghost Club brought nine more vintage Rollers along for the trip, which shows that their owners have as much confidence in their cars as those who embarked along the original run. The procession was lead by a modern Rolls-Royce Ghost, of course.

Rolls-Royce didn’t mention the average speed for this trip (nor the fuel economy), but despite it being a two-day event, that speed was likely much higher. It was, of course, still done with the car locked in top gear for reasons we don’t quite understand.

Trending Now

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge: Lower Price and Longer Range in Canada

Range has been increased to 359 kilometers Base price will now be $59,950 in Canada This price reduction allows the XC40 Recharge to...

Amazon Will Help Rivian Grow

  Amazon owns a 5% stake in Rivian Rivian is making electric delivery vans for Amazon The van order from Amazon is worth $4.5...

Ford Bronco Everglades Will Come Standard with Winch and Snorkel

This could be a trim package focussed on wet terrain driving It could be combined with the Sasquatch package for serious off-roading Deliveries...

New Generation of Audi A3 for 2022 Will Come Standard with a Hybrid System

The A3 is entering a new generation for 2022 A 48-volt hybrid system will be standard The S3 will still be available, but...

France to invest in electric car production

  4 billion euros will be allocated to the transport sector, mostly electrification France has suffered from industrial decline since the 90s These measures...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.