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New Shelby GT/H

Postby Twin Turbo » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:29 pm

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby Twin Turbo » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:29 pm

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby badhand » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:43 pm

Wonder if they'll remove line-lock?

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby Twin Turbo » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:03 pm

Mr Shelby would NOT have approved of that if they do! :cow

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby badhand » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:15 pm

Thought I remembered something about Hertz and the 40th anniversary s197 GT/H cars having the traction off button disabled to stop rental tyres being sent to Hell?

They'd be muppets to rent cars with this amount of rubber ruining potential wouldn't they? :D

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby Twin Turbo » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:39 am

Here she is :cow

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SHELBY AMERICAN, HERTZ AND FORD MOTOR COMPANY LAUNCH 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION FORD SHELBY GT-H

Shelby GT-H celebrates 50th anniversary of Ford Shelby Hertz GT350-H “Rent-A-Racer”
Special run of 140 units can be rented exclusively through Hertz’s Adrenaline Collection at select airport locations
Shelby GT-H combines great performance in classic Shelby and Hertz livery
NEW YORK – March 21, 2016 – Fifty years after the Shelby GT350-H was introduced, Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Hertz unveiled a special run of performance-modified 2016 Ford Mustang GTs named the Shelby GT-H that will be available for rent beginning Memorial Day weekend. As a throwback to the famed Shelby GT350-H “Rent-A-Racer” program of the 1960s, a total of 140 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H’s will be available exclusively through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection at select airport locations in the continental United States.

“The1966 Ford Shelby GT350-H became a legend from the moment it was introduced,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “Ten years ago, the 2006 Ford Shelby GT-H earned the same ‘rock star’ status when it was introduced at the New York Auto Show. We worked closely with Ford Performance to make the 2016 Shelby GT-H the most exciting Mustang ever to wear the iconic Hertz black and gold livery.”

Fifty years ago, Carroll Shelby and Hertz saw an opportunity to put customers in the driver’s seat of high-performance special edition Shelby’s. Ford supplied the new Mustangs with V8 engines and mostly automatic transmissions, Shelby added extra performance and style and Hertz gave the public access to a unique driving experience through what was known then as its new “Rent-A-Racer” program. The companies repeated the same formula for the successful Ford Shelby GT-H program in 2006. Today, the story of the Shelby/Hertz “Rent-A-Racer” is legendary and the first two generation cars are among the most coveted by collectors worldwide.

Shelby American, Ford and Hertz repeated history to give the 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H a very classic, muscular look with additional performance capabilities.

“Our goal was to give everyone a chance to add some fun to their travel with a distinctive American pony car,” said Doug White, Ford Performance Parts manager. “So Ford Performance and Shelby American sharpened the handling, improved the performance, sweetened the exhaust note and added distinctive Hertz styling to the Mustang. Anyone who rents a limited edition Ford Shelby GT-H will enjoy a very special driving experience.”

The 2016 special edition Ford Shelby GT-H marks another Hertz car rental milestone in offering high-performance and specialty vehicles throughout the company’s 98-year history, and today through its Adrenaline, Dream Cars and Prestige collections.

“For nearly 100 years, understanding our customers’ needs and interests has remained at the forefront of our business,” said Matt Jauchius, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Hertz Global Holdings. “This special 50th anniversary edition of the Ford Shelby GT-H not only underscores our commitment to deliver a fun and personalized rental experience, but it also has helped Hertz become the premium brand it is today. It’s sure to be an exhilarating drive for anyone who has the chance to get behind the wheel of this one-of-a-kind ride.”

As with the past two generations, the 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H is instantly recognizable with several styling enhancements that celebrate its heritage. Each Shelby GT-H will wear black exterior paint, set off with gold racing stripes, a hallmark of Hertz vehicles dating back to the 1920s.Shelby’s traditional "Le Mans" dual racing stripes are combined with a set of rocker stripes that include special "Shelby GT-H" nomenclature. Each car will also wear a Hertz Edition emblem on the front fenders, and feature Hertz Shelby GT-H sill plates and a numbered badge.

Ford Performance is supplying a cat-back performance exhaust for that throaty sound that will make this car unmistakably a Shelby Mustang GT-H. To put all of the horsepower to the ground, the Ford Shelby GT-H also comes with the Ford Racing Handling Pack, including special-tuned dampers, lowering springs, sway bars and a staggered wheel kit. The Shelby GT-H rides on 19-inch aluminum wheels wearing high performance Michelin rubber.

To hint at the 5.0liter V8 engine’s capabilities, the Ford Shelby GT-H is fitted with a unique Shelby-designed vented hood, carbon fiber front splitter and rear spoiler. Special badges appear in the front grille, rear faux gas cap and trunk lid. Inside, Shelby GT-H logos are on the head restraint, sill plates and floor mats.

Shelby American will build the cars at its assembly facility in Las Vegas. With total production expected to number only around 140 units exclusively destined for Hertz rental fleets across the country, this special-edition car will give Hertz customers a truly exclusive driving experience. To watch the build of a Shelby GT-H, visit www.shelby.com.

To learn more about the 2016 Shelby GT-H, visit www.hertz.com/ShelbyGTH. To reserve other vehicles available through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection visit www.hertz.com. Hertz Adrenaline Collection vehicles may also be reserved through travel agents or by calling Hertz toll-free at (800) 654-3131.

Ford Shelby GT-H Specifications:

Ford Performance Parts
Ford Performance Handling Pack
Ford Performance cat back Exhaust with chrome tip
Staggered Wheel Kit

Tires/Wheels
Michelin Pilot Sport all-season tires 255/40ZR19 (front) and 275/40ZR19 (rear)
Matte black 19 inch wheels with GT-H wheel center caps

Exterior
Shelby Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
Shelby GT-H Polycarbonate Hood w/ Hood Vents
Shelby GT-H Upper and Lower Grille
Shelby GT-H Rocker Panels with Carbon Fiber Accent Plates
Shelby GT-H Rear Spoiler
Shelby GT-H Gold Striping
Hertz Front Fender Emblem
Powered by Ford Performance Emblem
Shelby GT-H Front Grille Emblem
Shelby C-Pillar Emblem
Rear SHELBY Letters on Trunk Lid
Faux Gascap GT-H Logo
Washer nozzle relocation kit

Interior
Shelby GT-H Dash Plaque
Shelby GT-H Head Restraint Cover Set
Shelby GT-H Sill Plates LH/RH
Shelby GT-H Floor Mats

Engine Appearance
Shelby GT-H engine plaque
Shelby GT-H engine cap kit

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby Twin Turbo » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:52 am

These photographs are courtesy of Mr Aaron Shelby, Carroll's grandson :)

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby Twin Turbo » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:54 am

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby badhand » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:12 am

Diggin' those rocker panels....

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby badhand » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:15 am

Hang on. The s197 GTH didn't come with Razors did it?

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby Twin Turbo » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:32 am

Nope, you're right.....they all came with 18" Bullitts......which were black versions of the stock GT wheel at the time.

However, the convertible was supposed to have (black) Razors.....the "concept" came with them but they were dropped for production.

http://www.shnack.com/fullstory.php?story=87

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And with history repeating itself, if you look at my last post, above, in one of the photos the new GT/H is wearing a set of black double spoke wheels. They look suspiciously like the optional 20" wheels available in the US, just painted black.

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby badhand » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:30 am

This is getting far too geeky..... :oops:

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby Twin Turbo » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:34 am

More geekiness.......a brief history lesson :ugeek:


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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby Manders Mustang » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:22 pm

Is TT the british offspring of bill fords heritage and carol shelbys?

Btw, that S550 looks epic... love a big of black and gold! Anyone for a trip to Hertz NY to 'Rent-A-Beast' ;)?

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Re: New Shelby GT/H

Postby Twin Turbo » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:32 pm

Perhaps we share the same DNA. Or was is just the same jeans....... :?

This launches the first weekend we're in Florida......so I'm hoping I can get one from Orlando airport :rock


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