The Hertz Rent-A-Racer is back, but this time it has more than 900 horsepower. Starting this summer Mustang Shelby GT500-H fastbacks, and Ford Shelby Mustang GT-H fastbacks and convertibles will be available at select Hertz locations.
“Shelby American and Ford Motor Company changed the perception of American sports cars, starting with the Shelby Cobra in 1962,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “Shelby later teamed with Hertz to create the 1966 Shelby GT350-H, which immediately became one of the most exciting rental cars in the world. Together, we made history again with both a reborn Shelby-GT in 2006, 2007 and in 2016. Now we’re going even further with the first Mustang Shelby GT500-H, which is the most powerful rental car that Shelby has ever built.”
Shelby American will complete the cars at its facility in Las Vegas and document them in the official Shelby American Registry.
Nineteen of the Shelby GT500-H fastbacks will be finished in shadow black exterior paint and six, to honor Shelby American’s 60th anniversary, will be clad in Oxford White. The Shelby GT-H fastbacks and convertibles will be available in Rapid Red Metallic, Oxford White, Carbonized Gray and Shadow Black. All will be set off with gold “Le Mans” dual racing stripes and set of special rocker stripes, along with Hertz Edition and Shelby 60th anniversary emblems.
Inside, Shelby and Hertz logos are on the seats, sill plates and floor mats, and a numbered badge will be on the dash and under the hood. The supercharger on the Shelby GT500-H is gold hued for Hertz’s livery.
“Hertz and Shelby American have created driving magic again,” said Stephen Scherr, CEO of Hertz. “This partnership has made automotive history many times over the years, and we look forward to future collaborations that will continue to both push limits and delight our customers with exciting cars and experiences.”