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Hertz and Penske Racing Ford Mustang GT

Think you are ready for another rent-a-racer Ford Mustang?  Good thing, because the Ford and Hertz & Penske Racing alliance has resulted in one hot thing already this summer–a sporty Mustang GT to take up honors as the latest addition to the Hertz Adrenaline Collection.

The Hertz Penske Mustang GT can be found for rental at select US airport rental locations, and includes a healthy amount upgrades from the base late model Mustang trim.  Let’s start with a quad-tip exhaust system, a tuned ECU, 3.55 gears out back, and Brembo braking at all 4 corners.  Not bad…at all.  And of course, the Coyote 5.0-liter engine is underhood, cranking out an underrated (due to performance enhancements) 420hp.

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Shelby American to bring back rent-a-racer Mustangs

As we creep closer to the 50th Anniversary of the Shelby Mustang nameplate, the rumor mill keeps churning out the hot hits with notes that the new Shelby American team is set to release a limited series of 2012 Mustang rent-a-racer cars to the masses.  That’s right–it’s 1966 all over again!  So, just how do the talking heads keep the Joe Wrenches of America from swapping parts like they did in the Classic era…meh, we’ll let them fight that battle.  We’re just excited to get our hands on a 400+ horsepower 5.0 Mustang that we don’t have to tarp for a portion of the year, yet fully enjoy it on the road course or drag strip!

There isn’t much to go on just yet, as the last GT-H cars we saw posted in the limelight were those merely for sale; this time ’round, it looks like these add-on applied cars will be true rentals, ready for the rippin’ and the tearin’!

Stay tuned, as we’ll keep you posted as we hear more!

Source: Autoweek