Ford Shelby GT350-H Limited Edition Launched To Celebrate Rent-A-Racer's 50th Anniversary

Posted: Mar 22 2016, 11:21am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles


Ford Shelby GT350-H Limited Edition Launched to Celebrate Rent-A-Racer's 50th Anniversary
  • Limited edition 2016 Ford Mustangs called Shelby GT-H available for rent!

The special performance modified vehicle has been released by Ford Motors, Shelby American and Hertz.

It has been 50 years since the very first Shelby GT350-H was introduced. Now Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Hertz are coming together again.

This time they have unveiled a special run of performance-modified 2016 Ford Mustang GTs. The Mustang has been named Shelby GT-H and will only be available for rent.

The Shelby GT-H will be available starting from the Memorial Day weekend. In the 1960’s the Shelby GT350-H was famous for the ‘Rent-A-Racer’ program.

The new Shelby GT-H is a throwback to the old days. According to Ford, a total of 140 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H’s will be available exclusively. The vehicles will be available through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection. The collection will set up selected airport locations across the U.S. 

“The 1966 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 2006 Ford Shelby GT-H earned the same ‘rock star’ status when it was introduced at the New York Auto Show. We worked closely with Ford Performance to make the 2016 Shelby GT-H the most exciting Mustangever to wear the iconic Hertz black and gold livery.”

Joe Conway is the CEO of Shelby American and the Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. According to Conway, the ‘66 Ford Shelby GT350-H became a legend the moment it came out.

Even 10 years ago the 2006 Ford Shelby GT-H was regarded as a rock star. Shelby American has worked with Ford to turn the Shelby GT-H the most exciting Mustang ever.

“Our goal was to give everyone a chance to add some fun to their travel with a distinctive American pony car,” said Doug White, Ford Performance Parts manager.

“So Ford Performance and Shelby American sharpened the handling, improved theperformance, sweetened the exhaust note and added distinctive Hertz styling to the Mustang.Anyonewho rents a limited edition Ford Shelby GT-H will enjoy a very special driving experience.”

The 2016 car will wear the iconic black and gold livery of Hertz. The 2016 Shelby GT-H will feature 19-inch aluminum wheels wrapped with Michelin rubber.

The 2016 Shelby will also feature a 5.0liter V8 engine. The car has been fitted with a unique Shelby-designed vented hood and carbon fiber front splitters. 

“For nearly 100 years, understanding our customers’ needs and interests has remained at the forefront of our business,” said Matt Jauchius, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Hertz Global Holdings.

“This special 50th anniversary edition of the Ford Shelby GT-H not only underscores our commitment to deliver a fun and personalized rental experience, but it also has helped Hertz become the premium brand it is today. It’s sure to be an exhilarating drive for anyone who has the chance to get behind the wheel of this one-of-a-kind ride.”

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