Rental Race Cars May Soon Zoom to a Rental Car Counter Near You
We knew that Hertz had some awesome rental car options, but it looks like they could be upping the ante even more in the near future. Back in the olden days—like in the 1960s—Hertz partnered up with Ford to rent out some pretty speedy Mustangs to those needing a weekend speed fix. They brought back the rent-a-racer program a few years ago—complete with a Hertz gold strip down the middle—and now they might be doing it once again.
It seems that the folks over at Shelby American—they’re the ones that upgrade the Mustangs way more than just adding shiny wheels—are interested in making some kind of special edition rental car available to the public. The rumor is that they’ll be using some new Mustang GTs with over 400 horsepower, but unfortunately—or fortunately for those who haven’t mastered the third pedal—it will feature a rental-friendly automatic transmission.
Like we said earlier the partnership has always been with Hertz in the past, but that might not be the case this time. It sounds like the folks over at Shelby are the ones eager to see this happen again, so there’s always the possibility that they’ll scout out another rental company to handle all the paperwork—and the optional rental insurance. However, we have our doubts that Hertz would pass up the opportunity so be on the lookout.