For the first time in history, consumers can rent a special 900+ horsepower Mustang Shelby GT500-H through Hertz at select airports
New models combine Shelby’s legendary performance with rental car giant Hertz to create limited-edition fastbacks and convertibles
The exclusive Shelby GT-H models celebrate Shelby American’s 60th anniversary
ESTERO, Fla. and LAS VEGAS, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hertz and Shelby American announce a three-year custom automotive partnership beginning with the exclusive Shelby Edition 2022 Ford Mustangs. Beginning this summer, this special production historic vehicle will be available for rental at select Hertz locations across the United States
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The collection includes Mustang Shelby GT500-H Fastbacks modified to over 900 horsepower, as well as Ford Shelby Mustang GT-H Fastbacks and Convertibles, each specially designed for Hertz. The vehicles pay homage to the original “Rent-A-Racer,” the iconic 1966 Shelby GT350-H, and build on the Hertz legacy to provide customers with a unique opportunity to drive elite, high-performance vehicles that… they can’t access anywhere else.
The Mustang Shelby GT500-H will be available in Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix and Tampa. Mustang Shelby GT-H convertibles and fastbacks will be available in Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Tampa.
“Shelby American and Ford Motor Company changed perceptions of American sports cars, beginning with the Shelby Cobra in 1962,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “Shelby later teamed up with Hertz to develop the 1966 Shelby GT350-H, which instantly became one of the most exciting rental cars in the world. Together we made history again with a reborn Shelby GT in 2006, 2007 and 2016. Now we’re going even further with the first Mustang Shelby GT500-H, the most powerful rental car Shelby has ever built.”
“Hertz and Shelby American have created driving magic again,” said Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr. “This partnership has made automotive history many times 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.”
Each of the 2022 Shelby Mustang Hertz models will be instantly recognizable with unique styling enhancements that celebrate a rich heritage of performance. Nineteen of the Shelby GT500-H fastbacks will sport a shadow black exterior color scheme, and six will be dressed in Oxford white in honor of Shelby American’s 60th anniversary. The Shelby GT-H Fastbacks and Convertibles will be available in Rapid Red Metallic, Oxford White, Carbonized Gray and Shadow Black exterior finishes. All are trimmed with gold “Le Mans” twin racing stripes and a set of special rocker stripes, as well as Hertz Edition and Shelby 60th Anniversary emblems. Inside, there are Shelby and Hertz logos on the seats, door sills, and floor mats; There is a numbered badge on the dashboard and under the hood. The Shelby GT500-H’s supercharger is gold-colored for Hertz’s paint job.
Starting with Ford’s world-class Shelby GT500, the 5.2-liter fastback offers 900+ horsepower, monoblock forged aluminum wheels, high-performance tires, tinted windows, Shelby GT500-H badging, driver and passenger side stripes and more. Shelby reduced 30 pounds by replacing the stock cowl with a vented, ultra-lightweight, dry carbon fiber that’s also much stronger.
As with previous models, the 2022 Ford Shelby GT-H will include a Borla performance cat-back exhaust for the 5.0-liter V8. Both convertibles and hatchbacks will have a staggered wheel set. The Shelby GT-H rides on 20-inch aluminum wheels with all-weather Michelin tires and also features a sweeping hood, upper grille, visor blades and taillight cowl with a unique Shelby design.
Shelby American will complete the cars at its Las Vegas assembly plant and document them in the official Shelby American Registry. Limited production and intended exclusively for Hertz rental fleets across the country, the special edition cars offer Hertz customers a truly exclusive driving experience.
To learn more about the new program from Shelby and Hertz, visit www.hertz.com/ShelbyGTH.
*Certain equipment and options are subject to change without notice.
About Shelby American, Inc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., manufactures and markets high-performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 Streetcar, 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. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks, and the Shelby F-250 Super Baja. Historic cars include the 1965 competition continuation Shelby GT350, the 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake and the 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. For more information, visit www.Shelby.com.
One of the most recognized brands in the world, Hertz has a long tradition of providing a quick and easy experience that makes every trip special. It starts with top-rated vehicles that meet the needs of every traveler, delivered with a thoughtful touch and personalized services, including the award-winning Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program, Ultimate Choice, the Hertz app and more. To learn more or reserve a vehicle at an airport or convenient Hertz location nearby, visit Hertz.com.
Hertz pioneered the car rental industry more than 100 years ago and is now owned by Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., which also owns the car rental brands Dollar and Thrifty.
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