You Can Rent a 900-HP Shelby Mustang From Hertz

You Can Rent a 900-HP Shelby Mustang From Hertz

Excess is a proven marketing tactic. Those who want some, often want it all. And then more than that. So, Hertz is once again conspiring with shelby american to put renters into sweetened versions of the Mustang.

There’s the pure cane GT-H coupes and convertibles for customers who want to add some sugary goodness to their next rental. And then there’s the GT500-H which is pumping a claimed 900-horsepower of supercharged super-sucrose directly into the veins of lunatics on vacation who don’t mind risking automotive type-two diabetes.

First, yes, at least some of the GT-H models feature black paint and gold graphics inspired by the original “Rent-A-Racer” GT-350H Hertz and Shelby unleashed upon a well-suspecting public back in 1966. But they’ Also be stocked by Hertz in red, white, gray and black. This 2022 version is actually the third revival of the concept, which also had 2006, 2007 and 2016 iterations.

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shelby american

Based on the Mustang GT, the GT-H models use that car’s 5.0-liter, naturally aspirated, Coyote V-8 paired to a Shelby-specific, Borla-made cat-back exhaust system. Ford rates the GT at 450-horsepower and maybe the exhaust pumps that up a few ponies. Maybe not.

There’s also a lot of visual hammer to the GT-H. Shelby bolts on its vented “Deep Draw” hood, a new grille, “winglets,” some stripes and lots of logos including a Shelby (CSM) serial number plaque and badges celebrating the 60th anniversary of Shelby American. The wheels are 20-inchers with Michelin tires of some sort in a staggered fitment – ​​they’re wrapped over nine-inch wide wheels in front and 10-inch wide ones in back.

The original GT-350H was the only Shelby Mustang then offered with an automatic transmission. Shelby hasn’t said yet if the new GT-H continues that tradition.

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shelby american

Meanwhile, over in Cloud Cuckoo-land, here is the GT-500H. Based on Ford’s production Shelby GT500, the big change is the replacement of the 5.2-lite V8’s usual Eaton Roots-style supercharger with a 3.8-liter displacement Whipple screw-type compressor. This seems to be the same system Shelby uses on its GT500KR. That includes a larger throttle body, cold air intake, updated pulley system and dual core dual pass intercooler. Shelby claims the system is optimized for 93 octane fuel, but will happily thrive on 91.

The regular GT500 is rated at 760-horsepower and doesn’t slouch in any performance category. It’s probably for the best, then, that Shelby retains the GT500’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. That also means that Hertz will be renting a 900-horsepower GT500-H that puts all its grunt out through the rear wheels. Beginners might want to start with something more, well, civilized.

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shelby american

Shelby is also fitting the GT500-H with a carbon fiber hood that’s so open to the elements, it’s almost not a hood at all. And, of course, you get a massive rear wing and a rear sail panel that announces the Shelby name. The gloss-black wheels are 20×11-inches in front and 20×11.5 inches in back.

There will be 25 GT-500Hs in the Hertz fleet with 16 of them painted Shadow Black and the other six will be Oxford White which is close to the Wimbledon white hue that covered the first Shelby GT-350s.

Want to rent one? Bring a high-limit credit card and a clean driving record to the Hertz airport location that will have them available. The beastly GT-500Hs will be at the outlets in Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando and Tampa in Florida. Gold in Las Vegas, Nevada and Phoenix, Arizona. Fair weather locations seem wise given the car’s potential.

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shelby american

The less intimidating GT-H models will be on hand in Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Tampa. If you don’t know what states those cities are in, it’s not likely you’ll be visiting them anyhow.

Consider this Hertz’s alternative program for those renters who don’t want a Tesla or think that Tom Brady is kind of annoying in those commercials.

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