A special run of Shelby performance-modified ‘16 Ford Mustang GT-Hs will be available for rent beginning Memorial Day weekend. As a throwback to the famed Shelby GT350-H “Rent-A-Racer” program of the 1960s, a total of 140 ‘16 Ford Shelby GT-H’s will be available exclusively through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection at select airport locations in the continental United States.
“The’66 Ford Shelby GT350-H became a legend from the moment it was introduced,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “Ten years ago, the ‘06 Ford Shelby GT-H earned the same rock star status when it was introduced at the New York International Auto Show. We worked closely with Ford Performance to make the ‘16 Shelby GT-H the most exciting Mustang ever to wear the iconic Hertz black and gold livery.”
Fifty years ago, Carroll Shelby and Hertz saw an opportunity to put customers in the driver’s seat of high-performance, special edition Shelbys. Ford supplied the new Mustangs with V8 engines and mostly automatic transmissions, Shelby added extra performance and style and Hertz gave the public access to a unique driving experience through what was known then as its new “Rent-A-Racer” program.
The companies repeated the same formula for the successful Ford Shelby GT-H program in 2006. Today, the story of the Shelby/Hertz Rent-A-Racer is legendary.
Shelby American will build the cars at its assembly facility in Las Vegas. With total production expected to number only around 140 units exclusively destined for Hertz rental fleets across the country, this special-edition car will give Hertz customers a truly exclusive driving experience. To watch the build of a Shelby GT-H, visit http://www.shelby.com/
To learn more about the 2016 Shelby GT-H, please visit www.hertz.com/ShelbyGTH