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Official: Shelby GT-H “Rent-A-Racer” by Hertz

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Fifty years ago Ford, Shelby and Hertz came up with this idea to create a race car that could be rented by anybody through Hertz’s car hire network. The result was the famed ShelbyHertz GT350-H. Now as a tribute to that model, and also to test the current market for such an offer, they have teamed up once again and came up with the 2017 Shelby GT-H.

A total of 140 Shelby GT-H will be available for rent through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection at select airport locations in the continental United States beginning from Memorial Day weekend as well as at many other places like BlueChip Car Hire. It’s called “Rent-A-Racer” program, but don’t get too excited. GT-H is not really a race car. What it is, is a nicely tricked-out Mustang GT.

As with the original, what attracts customers to Shelby GT-H is the way it looks. The car comes with a full host of extra features, including black exterior paint with gold racing stripes, Shelby-designed vented hood, carbon fiber front splitter and rear spoiler, special badges, 19-inch aluminum wheels wearing high performance Michelin rubber, and GT-H logos on the headrestraint, sill plates and floor mats.

Performance-wise, the GT-H gets a cat-back performance exhaust from Ford Performance and Ford Racing Handling Pack, including special-tuned dampers, lowering springs, sway bars and a staggered wheel kit. That is about as far as mods go, so the 5.0 liter V8 engine is pretty much stock.

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