In 2016, Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with Shelby American and Hertz, unveiled a special collection of 2016 Ford Mustang GTs known as the Shelby GT-H to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Shelby GT350-H. These high-performance vehicles were made available for rental starting from Memorial Day weekend.
Reviving the spirit of the legendary “Rent-A-Racer” program from the 1960s, a limited production of 140 2016 Ford Shelby GT-Hs were exclusively offered through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection at selected airport locations across the continental United States.
Staying true to its heritage, the 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H showcased captivating design elements. Each car was coated in sleek black exterior paint, enhanced by eye-catching gold racing stripes, a signature feature of Hertz vehicles dating back to the 1920s.
The iconic “Le Mans” dual racing stripes by Shelby were accompanied by rocker stripes displaying the emblem of “Shelby GT-H.” Additionally, these vehicles proudly displayed a Hertz Edition emblem on the front fenders, as well as Hertz Shelby GT-H sill plates and a numbered badge, further amplifying their exclusivity.
Underneath the hood resides a 5.0-liter V8 engine equipped with Ti-VCT variable valve timing, an engine oil cooler, and Shelby GT-H reservoir caps. This powerful engine originally boasted a factory rating of 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The power generated by the engine is transmitted to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential with 3.55:1 gearing.