Fifty years earlier, Hertz included a special Shelby GT350-H to its fleet with regards to its “Rent-a-Racer” program. In honor of that vehicle, Hertz will start leasing the new 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H at select airport places around the United States.
Only 140 models have been created, each featuring a black paint task with gold racing stripes to hint at Hertz’s major colors. In addition to a carbon fiber front splitter and rear spoiler, the vehicle includes lots of badging, including Shelby GT-H classification on the rocker stripes and Hertz Edition labelling on the front fenders. Black 19-inch aluminum wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport all-season tires round off the appearance.
Under the hood, the GT-H gain from a 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine in addition to a cat-back exhaust provided by Ford Performance. Power output isn’t really defined, however anticipate a mild increase over the basic Mustang GT’s 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. A Ford Racing Handling Pack consists of specially tuned dampers, decreasing springs, sway bars, and a staggered wheel kit.
This isn’t really the very first time Hertz brought out an unique GT-H. The previous Ford Shelby GT-H struck the New York auto show, one decade earlier in 2006, wearing comparable black and gold livery. That vehicle, together with the original GT350-H introduced 50 years ago, has become a known collector’s piece.
The 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H, which is part of Hertz’s Adrenaline Collection, it will be readily available for rent starting this Memorial Day weekend.