‘Rent A Racer’: Hertz revives Shelby’s Ford Mustang GT-H

by SpeedLux
Hertz and Shelby American

Hertz is teaming with Shelby American, is reviving its hopped-up Ford Mustang, the Shelby GT-H. 140 of the cars, which are basically quickly recognizable in black with a pair of gold racing stripes, will be distributed at 17 Hertz airport rental areas.

The vehicles, which appear for rent on Memorial Day weekend, is just the latest GT dating back 50 years. In 1966, performance pioneer Carroll Shelby customized Mustangs into the 306-horsepower GT350-H.

It ended up being referred to as the “rent a racer,” suggesting exactly what clients did with them on weekends. While questionable as profitable car-rental business, the GT-H’s shown to be a public-relations gold mine– hence the current variation.

Shelby American, the performance firm that bears Shelby’s name, likewise did the GT-H program 10 years earlier, presenting the model at the New York Auto Show.

Now, “we worked closedly with Ford Performance making the 2016 Shelby GT-H the most interesting Mustang ever to wear the iconic Hertz black-and-gold livery,” states Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American, in a declaration.

Besides amazing horsepower from its 5-liter V-8, the new GT-H will include an expensive Shelby hood with functional air consumption and air extractors created to add to engine cooling. There’s a carbon-fiber splitter, expensive rocker panels and a rear spoiler. A Ford Performance dealing with pack decreases the automobile by an inch.

The enjoyable won’t come inexpensive, though: Rental rates begin at $399 a day. There will be between five and 15 GT-Hs available at any single place, and the cars will shift to places in warmer-weather states in the fall when snow pertains to the north.

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1 comment

Doc Moore May 19, 2016 - 3:10 am

I assume all of the Airport Locations are in California, right?


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