2016 Shelby Mustang GT-H Rental Car

(Image courtesy of Ford)

Business trips can be stressful, so Hertz, Shelby American, and Ford Motor Company have created a new way to take the edge off.

The 2016 Shelby GT-H will be available to rent at select Hertz airport locations starting around Memorial Day. The custom pony car was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hertz and Ford’s famed rent-a-racer program of the 1960s. Through that program, customers were able to rent out a true Shelby GT350 for a weekend and take it to their local track. Although the 2016 iteration of the program is not a true Shelby GT350, it’s still an extremely fun alternative to the everyday, average midsize sedan.

The 2016 GT-H is built from a Ford Mustang GT and features some cool performance and appearance upgrades. These include a Ford Performance Handling Pack, performance cat-back exhaust system with chrome tips, a staggered wheel kit, and 19-inch matte black wheels. The 5.0L V8 is tucked underneath a Shelby GT-H polycarbonate vented hood. Other Shelby GT-H touches include a custom upper and lower grille, carbon fiber front splitter, rear spoiler, gold striping, front grille emblem, engine plaque, dash plaque, floor mats, and more.

Only 140 GT-H’s will be made, and Hertz will offer them at these airport locations:

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Seattle, WA

You can learn more about the 2016 Shelby Mustang GT-H here.

Shelby put together this time lapse video of the build:

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.