Shelby has teamed up with Ford and Hertz to create a limited-run GT-H special edition as a celebration for 50 years of the “Rent-A-Racer” program.

Shelby has teamed up with Ford and Hertz to create a limited-run GT-H special edition as a celebration for 50 years of the “Rent-A-Racer” program.

1,001 units of the original 1966 Ford Shelby GT350-H were offered through Hertz’s “Rent-A-Racer” program. Fast forward to 2006, a second Ford Shelby GT-H came to life. Now, the third installment is set to receive its premiere this week at the New York Auto Show and will serve as a throwback to the “Rent-A-Racer” program of the 1960s.

Only around 140 units will ever be made, but you will not be able to buy one. That’s because all of the cars will be available exclusively through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection in continental United States and only at select airports.

As it was the case with its predecessors, the new special edition is based on the Mustang GT and comes with several Shelby tweaks, including the traditional “Le Mans” gold dual racing stripes over a black body. The GT-H also has a cat-back performance exhaust from Ford Performance and each car will wear a Hertz Edition emblem mounted on the front fenders.

Other special touches include the Hertz Shelby GT-H sill plates, a numbered badge, a set of rocker stripes with “Shelby GT-H” lettering, 19-inch wheels with Michelin tires, along with Shelby’s vented hood. Rounding off the exterior changes are the carbon fiber front splitter and rear spoiler, while on the inside there are more Shelby GT-H logos.

Being based on the Mustang GT, all of the units will come with the 5.0-liter V8 engine which will provide a more powerful soundtrack thanks to the new exhaust. The engine will be linked exclusively to an automatic transmission and all cars are getting the Ford Racing Handling Pack to enable a more nimble ride.

Ford and Shelby mention the new special edition will be available for rent starting Memorial Day weekend, following its public showcasing programmed for this week at the New York Auto Show.

Source: Ford

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