Beginning on Saturday, interested Hertz customers can sign out one of the 140 Shelby GT-H cars available through the company’s Adrenaline Collection, and located at select airports around the country. Business travel (and vacation travel) just got a lot more exciting.
Having debuted at this year’s New York International Auto Show, the 2016 Shelby GT-H Ford Mustangs celebrates the 50th anniversary of Hertz’s Rent-A-Racer program, which put Shelby GT350H pony cars in the hands of average Americans. All for just $17 a day and 17 cents a mile.
The modern day program is admittedly a bit pricier than its 1966 counterpart, but the Shelby recipe hasn’t changed too much. These third-generation Hertz Shelby Mustangs (the second-generation was launched in 2006) are prepped using standard 2016 Ford Mustang GTs as a starting point. Shelby then adds a Ford Performance exhaust, Ford Racing handling pack (sportier springs, dampers, and sway bars), as well as unique 19-inch wheels.
The modern cars also stay faithful to the previous Hertz Shelby Mustangs, complete with the signature black-and-gold double racing stripes, unique Shelby vented hood, and for the new cars, a carbon fiber splitter and spoiler.