Hertz Don’t It: Shelby Teams With SIXT For Supercharged Mustang Rental Cars

Shelby and Hertz have a long history of high-performance Mustangs, but they’re not the only game in town as SIXT Rent A Car has commissioned a fleet of special Shelby GT-S models.

Dressed in an orange and black livery that draws inspiration from SIXT’s logo, the Shelby GT-S has been equipped with an aggressive front fascia and a “deep draw” ventilated hood. The Mustang also features sporty side skirts, a stripe package and a rear spoiler. Other highlights include “SIXT Supercharged” badging and unique 20-inch wheels that are wrapped in Shelby X-Comp tires.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find two-tone leather seats and illuminated “Shelby” door sill plates. The model also has an individually numbered dash plaque and embroidered floor mats.

A supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine resides under the hood and produces more than 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS). It is connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels.

Besides the supercharged engine, the Shelby GT-S has been equipped with Brembo brakes and a cat-back exhaust. The model also has a retuned suspension which uses springs and sway bars from Ford Performance.

Also Read: Want To Buy Carroll Shelby’s Personal Hertz “Rent-a-Racer” Mustang GT350H?

20 cars are slated to be built and they will be available this summer at select SIXT Rent A Car locations in Southern California, Southern Florida and Las Vegas. While the company isn’t a household name, SIXT has 55 locations in the United States including 20 at major airports.

Once the models have completed their rental car duty, they will be available for purchase. There’s no word on how much they’ll cost, but Shelby noted they can be brought back to the factory for “further enhancements.”

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  • Benjamin B.

    With the long history Ford, Shelby and Hertz have together, why would Shelby decide to partner with another rental car company?

    • Mr. EP9

      Probably because SIXT paid in advance?

  • brn

    If this is a marketing gimmick to get me to check out a car rental company I never heard of, it worked.

  • “Hertz Don’t It”?

    • erly5

      That’s just what I was thinking!

      • MAYBE THEY MEANT DUNT.

  • SteersUright

    Sure, its massive, heavy and clumsy but, damn is that one gorgeous muscle car. I like it best of the trio.

    • ErnieB

      And the fear it instills in the eyes of curbside spectators makes it worth every penny!!

  • rodriguez256

    What’s up with the body panel alightnment over the from DRLS. The hood and front fascia don’t line up at the upper corners. Car looks pretty nice. I’d like the black one but with the rims of the yellow ones. Black rims need to go away. Fords wheels choices for the 2018 and up aren’t very good besides the PP2 rims.

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