Fifty years after its first appearance, Hertz’s famous “Rent-a-Racer” Mustang is back on the scene, with a new Shelby GT-H Mustang now available to rent for Memorial Day weekend through select Hertz rental locations across the US.
According to Motor Authority, the new, 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H Mustang will be offered to rent through Hertz in a total of 17 cities, sprinkled throughout the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. What few (140) examples are made and rented out to customers will be available through the Hertz “Adrenaline Collection,” which includes other sporting passenger vehicles like the Chevrolet Camaro SS, Corvette convertible, and the regular Ford Mustang GT.
Of course, today’s Shelby GT-H is a bit less hardcore than the GT350-H first offered to renters in 1966. Where that car was essentially identical to the track-bred Shelby GT350, repainted to fit the Hertz color scheme, the 2016 Shelby GT-H Mustang does without the current 350’s excellent 5.2-liter Voodoo engine and MagneRide suspension. Instead, it’s a regular Mustang GT with performance boosted by a Ford Performance Handling Pack and cat-back exhaust system. Unique aesthetic pieces – including a polycarbonate hood, unique grilles, and front and rear spoilers – don’t lend the car much in terms of capability, but they do ensure that the new Shelby GT-H Mustang looks the part.
For a full description on the new Shelby GT-H Mustang, along with a gallery of high-resolution photos, check out our in-depth piece from the 2016 New York Auto Show.