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2006 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-H

In a throwback to the famed Shelby GT350H "Rent-A-Racer" application from the 1960s, Ford Motor Company, Shelby Automobiles and The Hertz Corporation are partnering to provide a unique run of overall performance-changed Ford Mustang GTs - distinctive Shelby GT-H, for "Hertz" - with a purpose to be to be had for hire later this spring solely thru Hertz. Approximately 500 devices may be to be had thru the Hertz Fun Collection at pick out airport places Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Forty years ago, Carroll Shelby and The Hertz Corporation got here up with an imaginative plan to assist get a batch of high-overall performance, unique-version Shelby Mustangs into the fingers of condominium clients who additionally occurred to be automobile enthusiasts. Ford furnished the brand new Mustangs with V-eight engines and typically automated transmissions, Shelby introduced more overall performance and fashion, and Hertz gave the general public get admission to to the type of particular riding revel in that one could commonly simplest discover on a racetrack. Today, the tale of the Shelby/Hertz "Rent-A-Racer" is known and surviving Shelby GT350H Mustangs are many of the maximum sought-after collector automobiles withinside the world.

To join the paranormal beyond of the unique Shelby GT350H with the contemporary-day competencies of the brand new Ford Mustang, Shelby, Ford and Hertz have once more teamed up, and - collectively with the Ford Racing Performance Group - have given the 2006 Ford Shelby GT-H a totally conventional, muscular appearance in addition to a few authentic overall performance credentials.

"Like the unique Hertz automobiles, the Ford Shelby GT-H may be amusing to drive," stated Carroll Shelby, CEO of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. "We began out with a exquisite Mustang and changed it with a few Ford go-rapid elements and gave it a awesome search for Shelby-fashion riding. Whoever receives the possibility to hire this kind of particular automobiles gets an revel in of a lifetime."

Hertz Fun Collection

Further improving its role as a pacesetter at U.S. airports withinside the amusement automobile condominium market, Hertz released its Fun Collection in January 2006. Featuring motors tailored for vacationers in search of thrilling riding experiences, the Fun Collection provides extra amusement to the riding revel in as every automobile comes ready with SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

The 2006 Ford Shelby GT-H Mustang may be to be had at pick out airport places that function the Hertz Fun Collection such as Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach, Florida; Maui and Honolulu, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, the auto may be to be had in Boston, Massachusetts; Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.

With the addition of the Ford Shelby GT-H Mustang into the Fun Collection, Hertz now gives 36 fashions that may be mainly reserved, starting from mid-length to luxurious automobiles, convertibles to SUVs and is the simplest national automobile condominium corporation capable of permit clients to order the particular make and version motors on the time of reservation. More than eight,000 Fun Collection motors are to be had at 18 predominant airport places withinside the United States.

"With 2006 marking the fortieth anniversary of the Shelby GT350H becoming a member of the Hertz fleet, we are pleased to be bringing mythical Mustang riding exhilaration lower back to our condominium clients," stated Walt Seaman, body of workers vice president, Worldwide Fleet, Maintenance, and Car Sales Operations for The Hertz Corporation. "The Shelby GT-H is a amusing, effective Mustang to drive, and may be a unique a part of the Hertz Fun Collection. As all automobiles withinside the series are reserved through precise make and version, clients can relaxation confident that after they reserve a Shelby GT-H Mustang to drive, they may get hold of the Shelby GT-H Mustang upon arrival."

Extra "Show"

Like its predecessor, the 2006 Ford Shelby GT-H may be immediately recognizable - way to numerous alluring styling upgrades which might be a lot part of the Shelby Mustang heritage. First and foremost, every Shelby GT-H will put on Black outside paint activate with Gold racing stripes, an indicator of Hertz's car records courting all of the manner lower back to the 1920s.

While it is authentic that the Shelby GT350H become subsequently made to be had in different shadeation combinations, the Black-and-Gold blend is regularly noted as "Hertz colors" through maximum Mustang aficionados. Shelby's traditional "Le Mans" twin overbody racing stripes are mixed with a fixed of rocker stripes that encompass unique "Shelby GT-H" nomenclature. Each automobile will even put on a Hertz Edition brand at the the front fenders, and function Hertz Shelby GT-H sill plates and a numbered sprint badge with Carroll Shelby's signature in the cockpit.

To supply a touch of the Mustang GT 4.6-liter 3V V-eight engine's introduced capability, the Ford Shelby GT-H is equipped with a custom Shelby Performance hood with pins, and a brushed aluminum grille with jogging horse brand. A particular the front fascia with included decrease grille, in addition to a fixed of frame aspect scoops - harking back to conventional Shelby Mustangs is included for a awesome appearance. To in addition trap the enthusiast's eye, the Mustang GT brakes are dressed up with painted calipers, which may be visible thru the GT-H's 17-inch aluminum wheels carrying P235/55ZR17 overall performance rubber.

Added "Go"

Ford Racing Performance Group is imparting its famous Power Pack (FR1) to feature a real 25-horsepower Ford overall performance kick to the 300-horse Mustang GT 4.6L V-eight/Five-velocity automated transmission powertrain and an boom of 10 lb.-ft. of torque. The bundle consists of Ford Racing's 90mm Cold Air kit, the Muffler Kit, a brand new X-pipe much like the only used on the brand new Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, a overall performance calibration and a cat-lower back overall performance exhaust for that throaty sound with a purpose to make this automobile unmistakably a Shelby Mustang GT-H.

"Any Mustang that lines its roots to a Shelby GT350H has to boast expanded overall performance and dealing with over its manufacturing facility inventory configuration," stated Cisco Codina, institution vice president, Ford North America Marketing, Sales and Service. "Ford Racing's involvement with area of interest overall performance Mustang builds like this Hertz undertaking is a herbal for us in addition to for Hertz and Shelby."

To placed that more horsepower to the ground, the Ford Shelby GT-H additionally comes with the Ford Racing Handling Pack (FR3) installed, such as unique-tuned dampers stimulated from the FR500C, decreasing springs, sway bars and a strut tower brace - plus a Ford Racing 3.55:1 ratio rear axle meeting for additonal off-the-line acceleration.Ford Racing may be running hand-in-hand with engineers and technicians at Shelby Automobile's meeting facility in Las Vegas all through the build-out of the GT-H for transport to Hertz. With overall manufacturing predicted to quantity simplest round 500 devices solely destined for Hertz condominium fleets throughout the country, this unique-version Ford Shelby GT-H is positive to provide Hertz clients a sincerely unique riding revel in like simplest Shelby and the Ford Mustang can deliver.

"This GT-H undertaking has been exquisite," stated Amy Boylan, president, Shelby Automobiles Inc. "My group right here at Shelby Automobiles may be very excited with what we've got prepare with Ford, and Hertz - a pony that now no longer simplest has a unique appearance, however can surely run, too. Those who get to hire a GT-H withinside the coming months can have the possibility to revel in a automobile that looks, accelerates, handles and sounds the manner a high-overall performance Shelby-ized Ford Mustang should. It will show plenty of amusing for Hertz clients seeking out a few actual riding exhilaration."