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2016 Ford Shelby GT-H

50th Anniversary Edition Ford Shelby GT-H

A Tribute to a Classic

Fifty years ago, Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Hertz teamed up to introduce the 1966 Shelby GT350-H – kicking off what was known then as the Hertz “Rent-A-Racer” program. To celebrate 50 years of the famed Shelby GT350-H “Rent-A-Racer,” the three iconic brands have partnered again to create a special run of performance-modified 2016 Shelby GT-H vehicles. Beginning this summer, a limited number of 2016 Shelby GT-H vehicles will be available for rent exclusively through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection at select U.S. airport locations.

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 history, and today through its Adrenaline, Dream Cars and Prestige collections.

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Hertz locations offering the 2016 Shelby GT-H

*This list is subject to change.

50 Years of Style

The 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H is instantly recognizable with several styling enhancements that celebrate its heritage.

Each Shelby GT-H wears black exterior paint, set off with gold racing stripes, a hallmark of the Hertz brand 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 sports a Hertz Edition emblem on the front fenders, and features Hertz Shelby GT-H sill plates and a numbered badge.

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.

To hint at the 5.0 liter 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.

50 Years of Performance

The 50th Anniversary 2016 Shelby GT-H is packed with performance parts that embody the iconic Shelby design.

Under the Hood - 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H
  • Ford Performance cat-back performance exhaust for that throaty sound that makes 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.

Witness the build of a legend. Click here to watch the time-lapse build of the first 2016 Shelby GT-H.

2016 Ford Shelby GT-H Specifications:

Front Back and Side View -  2016 Ford Shelby GT-H

Ford Performance Parts

  • Ford Performance Handling Pack

  • Ford Performance Cat-Back Exhaust with chrome tip

  • Staggered Wheel Kit


  • Michelin Pilot Sport all-season tires 255/40ZR19 (front) and 275/40ZR19 (rear)

  • Matte black 19 inch wheels with GT-H wheel center caps


  • 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 Gas cap GT-H Logo

  • Washer nozzle relocation kit

To learn more about the 2016 Shelby GT-H, download the brochure.


  • 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

Shelby GT-H News


Watch the Shelby GT-H 'Rent-A-Racer' on Jay Leno's Garage

One of the biggest names in show biz and car collectors in the world spotlights the famed Hertz Shelby GT-H “Rent-A-Racer” program in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno features the legacy and history of the program in a special web episode for his latest TV series Jay Leno’s Garage.