Rental car giant Hertz and Ford Motor Company have a long, rich history of partnering up to create and rent some pretty amazing rides, a tradition that began back to the 1960s, when the duo paired up to build the very first “Rent-A-Racer” – the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350-H. In the years since, Ford and Hertz have offered a variety of other models as well, most of which are based on the legendary pony car. That list includes this 2014 Ford Mustang Hertz Penske GT, which is up for auction right now over at Cars & Bids.
This 2014 Ford Mustang Hertz Penske GT is one of just 150 produced, and it’s chock full of upgrades when compared to a stock pony car from this particular generation. On the outside, it’s easy to discern this particular model from a regular old S197 thanks to its black and yellow paint scheme, as well as Hertz Penske graphics, which are present as part of a partnership between the rental car company and the racing outfit. Additionally, these limited-edition models also feature a host of components borrowed from the Boss 302, Shelby GT500, and Ford Performance catalog.
On the outside, that list includes a Ford Racing front chin splitter, rear fascia and valence, exhaust outlets, suspension package, wheel center caps, and coil covers, a Shelby GT500 rear spoiler, faux gas cap badge, and fender badges, along with painted 19-inch wheels. Inside the cabin, this Penke pony car features Recaro sport seats, leather upholstery with white contrast stitching, illuminated door sill plates, a console badge, and embroidered floor mats, Hertz Penske GT navigation programming, and the Laguna Seca gauge package.
Mechanically, the 2014 Mustang Hertz Penske GT is equipped with the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine, which is rated to produce 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. However, this example features additional upgrades including a Boss 302 intake, MagnaFlow mufflers, and 4.10 rear gears, routing power back to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Regardless, it’s a rare and interesting pony car, one that we don’t see pop up for sale very often, and that makes it pretty special.