- For the first time in history, consumers will be able to rent a dedicated Mustang Shelby GT500-H with 900+ horsepower via Hertz at select airport locations.
- New models combine legendary Shelby performance with rental car giant Hertz to create limited edition fastbacks and convertibles
- Exclusive Shelby GT-H model celebrates 60th anniversary American Shelby
ESTERO, Fla. and LAS VEGAS, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hertz and American Shelby announced a three-year custom car partnership, starting with the exclusive Shelby 2022 Ford Mustang. Starting this summer, special productions of this history-making vehicle will be available for rent at select Hertz locations across the US
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The collection includes a modified 900+ horsepower Mustang Shelby GT500-H fastback and a Ford Shelby Mustang GT-H fastback and convertible, each made especially for Hertz. The vehicle pays homage to the original “Rent-A-Racer”, the legendary 1966 Shelby GT350-H, and builds on the Hertz heritage to give customers the unique opportunity to drive an elite, high-performance vehicle they can’t access anywhere else.
Mustang Shelby GT500-H will be available in Myers Fortress, Las Vegas, Miami, orlando, Phoenix and Tampa. Mustang Shelby GT-H convertible and fastback will be available at Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Myers Fortress, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Tampa.
“American Shelby and the Ford Motor Company changed the perception of American sports cars, starting with the Shelby Cobra in 1962,” said Joe ConwayCEO of American Shelby. Shelby then teamed up with Hertz to create the 1966 Shelby GT350-H, which soon became one of the most attractive rental cars in the world. Together, we’re making history again with the Shelby-GT born back in 2006, 2007 and 2016. Now we’re going one step further with the first Mustang Shelby GT500-H, which is the most powerful rental car Shelby has ever built.”
“Hertz and American Shelby has created driving magic again,” said Stephen Scherr, CEO of Hertz. “This partnership has made automotive history time and time again over the years, and we look forward to future collaborations that will continue to push boundaries and delight our customers with exciting cars and experiences.”
Every 2022 Shelby Mustang Hertz model is instantly recognizable with unique styling enhancements that celebrate its rich performance heritage. Nineteen Shelby GT500-H fastbacks will sport a shadow black exterior paint and six, in his honor Shelby American’s 60th birthday, will be dressed in white oxford. The Shelby GT-H fastback and convertible will be available in rapid red metallic exterior paint, oxford white, carbonized gray and shadow black. All will be equipped with a gold “Le Mans” double racing strip and a special rocker strip set, along with the Hertz Edition and Shelby 60.th anniversary symbol. Inside, the Shelby and Hertz logos are on the seats, door sill plates and floor mats; numbered badges will be on the dashboard and under the hood. The supercharger on the Shelby GT500-H is gold for the Hertz livery.
Starting with the world-class Ford Shelby GT500, the 5.2L fastback offers 900+ horsepower, forged aluminum mono-block alloy wheels, performance spec tires, tinted windows, Shelby GT500-H badges, driver and passenger side strips, and more. Shelby cut 30 pounds by replacing the stock hood with a ventilated, ultra-light carbon fiber dry that was also much stronger.
Like the previous model, the 2022 Ford Shelby GT-H will include a Borla paint-back performance exhaust for the 5.0L V8. Both the convertible and fastback will have staggered wheel kits. The Shelby GT-H uses 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels sporting Michelin all-weather tires and also features a unique deep-draw Shelby-designed hood, top grille, winglet fascia and taillight panels.
American Shelby will finish the car at its assembly facility in Las Vegas and document it in the official Shelby American Registry. With limited production and exclusively aimed at Hertz rental fleets across the country, the special edition cars will provide Hertz customers with a truly exclusive driving experience.
To learn more about the new Shelby and Hertz program, visit www.hertz.com/ShelbyGTH.
*Certain equipment and options are subject to change without notice.
About American ShelbyInc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, American Shelby, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 tram, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers Shelby Super Snake, KR, SE and GT post-title packages for the 2015-2022 Ford Mustang. American Shelby also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks, as well as the Shelby F-250 Super Baja. Legacy cars include the 1965 Shelby GT350 competition model, 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake, and 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. For more information, visit www.Shelby.com.
Hertz, one of the world’s most renowned brands, has a long heritage of providing quick and easy experiences designed to make every trip special. Starting with top-rated vehicles to meet every traveler’s needs, delivered with thoughtful touches and personalized service including the award-winning Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program, Top Choice, Hertz app and more. To learn more or book a vehicle at the airport or the convenient environment of a Hertz location, visit Hertz.com.
Hertz pioneered the car rental industry more than 100 years ago and is currently owned by Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. which includes the Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental brands.
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