Hertz May Start Carrying Shelby Mustangs For "Rent-A-Racer" Program

Harry Lay
by Harry Lay
2006 Ford Shelby GT-H: 2006 Ford Shelby GT-H commemorates the 40-year anniversary of famed Shelby/Hertz GT350H "Rent-A-Racer" (04/12/2006)

Shelby American may pair up with Hertz to offer a “rent-a-racer” program that offers upgraded Mustang GTs for enthusiast-oriented consumers. The Shelby Mustang would be offered in two traditional configurations: black and gold or white and gold. The Mustang would be powered by the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine cranking out 412-hp coupled with an automatic transmission.

The companies teamed up in 1966 to produce 1,000 copies of the performance mustang and did so again, forty years later with the GT-H. Currently, Hertz offers the Mustang GT as part of the “Adrenaline” collection, but a Shelby variant hasn’t been available recently.

Shelby has not finalized the potential 2012 program so we will have to see what happens!

[Source: AutoWeek]

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  • Ray Ray on Jun 30, 2011

    This is awesome! I wonder how much Hertz locations will be carrying the Shelby Mustang, hopefully one near me will have it. Although they only come with a automatic transmission, through personal experience I've learned a automatic V8 can be A LOT of fun.