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News Hertz Revives the “Rent-A-Racer” Program With Shelby American

Hertz Revives the “Rent-A-Racer” Program With Shelby American

While not quite the return of Hertz’s “Rent-A-Racer” program, but the new Mustang Shelby GT500-H is one heck of a lot faster


  • Customers will be able to rent a 900+ horsepower Mustang Shelby GT500-H.

  • Milder 450-horsepower Ford Shelby Mustang GT-H will also be available.

  • These cars celebrate Shelby American’s 60th anniversary.


Hertz and Shelby American have just announced a new three-year custom car partnership that will feature the return GT-H Ford Mustangs. These exceptional and limited-edition cars will be available for rent at select airport locations.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

The “lesser” Ford Shelby Mustang GT-H fastbacks and convertibles start out life as a Mustang GT powered by the Blue Oval’s legendary 5.0-litre V8 Coyote engine. With a Borla cat-back performance exhaust, the output is rated at a minimum of 450 horsepower. The Shelby GT-H rides on a staggered 20-inch aluminum wheel setup with Michelin tires. Visually, it sports a unique Shelby-designed deep-draw hood, upper grille, fascia winglets, and taillight panel.

The Mustang Shelby GT500-H is the far more potent Shelby of the two. The gold-hued supercharger that pumps the 5.2-litre pushes 900+ horsepower from the V8 engine. The GT500-H features aluminum forged mono-block wheels, performance spec tires, tinted windows, Shelby GT500-H badges, unique Hertz stripes, and much more.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

“Shelby American and Ford Motor Company changed the perception of American sports cars, starting with the Shelby Cobra in 1962,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “Shelby later teamed with Hertz to create the 1966 Shelby GT350-H, which immediately became one of the most exciting rental cars in the world. Together, we made history again with both a reborn Shelby-GT in 2006, 2007, and in 2016. Now we’re going even further with the first Mustang Shelby GT500-H, which is the most powerful rental car that Shelby has ever built.”

“Hertz and Shelby American have created driving magic again,” said Stephen Scherr, CEO of Hertz. “This partnership has made automotive history many times over the years, and we look forward to future collaborations that will continue to both push limits and delight our customers with exciting cars and experiences.”

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

The Mustang Shelby GT500-H will be available at the following locations: Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, and Tampa. The Mustang Shelby GT-H convertibles and fastbacks will be available in Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tampa.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H and Shelby Mustang GT-H | Photo: Shelby

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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