The 2016 Shelby GT-H From Hertz Is Officially The Most Badass Car You Can Rent

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Ford is teaming up with Hertz for the 50th anniversary of the “rent-a-racer” program that began with the classic Shelby GT350-H. Soon you will be able to rent a 2016 Shelby GT-H at select Hertz locations, which should make that business trip a bit more bearable.

In 1966, you could rent a real-deal Shelby GT350 that would allow you do throw down some hot laps at a racetrack without the cost of running your own racecar. Needless to say, some GT350-H cars were returned to Hertz in less than perfect condition.

The 2016 GT-H isn’t quite a race-spec model like the GT350. However, for those that sign up for the Hertz Adrenaline collection, you can rent a 5.0 GT Mustang with a bit more attitude and a lot of history.

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Shelby American adds the classic Hertz black and gold paint scheme on top of a more aggressive body kit that includes a vented hood, a carbon fiber front splitter, and a rear spoiler. Naturally, GT-H badges are slapped on wherever possible.

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In order to add more go with the show, there is a Ford Performance cat-back exhaust that should give the V8 a nice growl. Also included is a Ford Racing Handling Pack with lower springs, retuned dampers, and new sway bars. The GT-H sits on matte black 19-inch wheels with GT-H center caps and Michelin Pilot Sport all-season tires. An automatic transmission will be the only available gearbox.

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Shelby American is only making 140 examples and the cars will be available starting Memorial Day weekend from Hertz’s Adrenaline Collection at select airports.

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