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Hertz and Penske Racing unveil special edition Mustang GT

 Hertz and Penske Racing unveil special edition Mustang GT
Hertz Penske Ford Mustang GT 05.7.2013

Will be available to rent in select cities

The Shelby GT350H became an instant classic when it was introduced in 1966 and Hertz is looking to recreate some of that magic by teaming up with Penske Racing.

Looking instantly recognizable, the Hertz Penske Mustang GT clearly echoes the iconic Shelby as it features a familiar black and gold paint scheme. The model has also been equipped with a front splitter and a rear valence from the Shelby GT500.

The cabin comes nicely equipped with Recaro racing seats and the gauge pod from the Laguna Seca Mustang. There's also custom floor mats, special door sill plates and the MyFord Touch infotainment system.

Power is provided by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that has been equipped with a new air intake, a four-tailpipe exhaust system and an optimized ECU. Performance specifications were not released, but the standard engine develops 420 bhp (313 kW) and 390 lb-ft (528 Nm) of torque.

Other highlights include a sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes and 3.55 gearing.

According to Hertz CEO Mark Frissora, "There's nothing more thrilling than hitting the open road in a high-performance, American-built sports car. With this addition to our Adrenaline Collection, we are introducing a vehicle with race car performance enhancements to give customers a unique travel experience."

The Hertz Penske Mustang GT will be part of the Hertz Adrenaline Collection and will be available to rent at "select U.S. airport locations."

Source: Penske Racing & Hertz

Hertz and Penske Racing Unveil Special Edition GT

PARK RIDGE, NJ, July 5, 2013 - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), the world's largest general use airport car rental brand, and Penske Racing, today introduced the special edition "Hertz Penske GT." The Penske-inspired Ford Mustang GT, with a 5.0 liter V8 engine, joins other American muscle cars in the Hertz Adrenaline Collection and features performance upgrades to give consumers an exhilarating driving experience. The exclusive, limited edition vehicle is available at select U.S. airport locations and was introduced on Friday, July 5, at Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
"Working with Penske Racing, we're excited to introduce the Penske-inspired vehicle as the newest in a long line of American muscle cars in our rental fleet," commented Mark. P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. "There's nothing more thrilling than hitting the open road in a high-performance, American-built sports car. With this addition to our Adrenaline Collection, we are introducing a vehicle with race car performance enhancements to give customers a unique travel experience."

The Hertz Penske GT joins other performance cars in the Adrenaline Collection, including: Ford Mustang GT Premium, Chevrolet Camaro SS (hardtop and convertible), Corvette Convertible and Dodge Challenger R/T. Enhancements to the Hertz Penske GT include:

• Performance Upgrades, including: Quad-Tip Exhaust System, Air Intake and ECU Tuning Upgrade, 3.55 Gears, and Brembo® Brakes
• Interior Upgrades, including: Black Recaro Racing Seats, Laguna Seca Gauge Pod, Limited Edition Interior Dash and Engine Bay Plaques, Custom Floor Mats and Door Sills, and Ford's Touchscreen Entertainment System with GPS and Back-up Camera
• Exterior Upgrades, including: Black exterior with unique Hertz yellow racing stripes, Boss 302 Front Splitter, GT500 Rear Valence, Upgraded Suspension and Handling, Custom Graphics Package, and Custom Hertz Faux Gas Cap

"It is terrific that a classic American car is being transformed into a one-of-a-kind vehicle inspired by Penske Racing," said Roger Penske. "The Hertz Penske GT makes us even more excited for what is in store for our multi-year partnership with Hertz, and we are thrilled that our fans and Hertz travelers will have the opportunity to rent this special car."

In January, Hertz and Penske Racing entered into a multi-year agreement with Hertz serving as a 2013 primary sponsor for select races on the No. 22 Penske Racing car competing in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series. The No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang will race in a special livery mirroring the Hertz Penske GT in the New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH on July 13.

In its first race, the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang competed at Dover International Speedway on June 1 with Penske Racing's Joey Logano winning the event for his third-consecutive victory at the Monster Mile in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and his first Nationwide Series win driving for Penske Racing. At Dover, Logano took the lead for the final time following a two-tire pit stop with just 36 laps to go. Logano led 66 of the 200 laps and, over the final run, he was able to pull away from the field, earning his first Nationwide Series win of the season. It was Logano's 19th-career Nationwide Series victory and the 199th series victory for Ford Racing.

Hertz is also an associate sponsor for the Penske Racing No. 22 Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series teams and has a branding presence on the team's uniforms and equipment as well as on the Nationwide Series car.

The Hertz Penske GT joins a list of custom performance Hertz vehicles that started with Carroll Shelby in 1966 with the Shelby GT350H in the Hertz Rent-A-Racer program. From there, Hertz developed a 40th anniversary Shelby GT-H in 2006 and a custom Chevrolet Corvette ZHZ in 2009.

Hertz is committed to offering the most technologically innovative products and services available to keep customers "Traveling at the Speed of Hertz." This includes Hertz ‘Carfirmations'; ‘Gold Choice', which gives Gold members the power to keep the car they reserved or simply choose a different car from the Gold Choice area; and e-Return, the fastest car rental drop-off that includes an email receipt. These are all complimentary services for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members, which is currently free to join. In addition, Hertz continues to expand the presence of its ExpressRent Interactive Kiosks that let customers rent a car, with or without a reservation, through a live, face-to-face video kiosk.

Visit www.Hertz.com and/or follow Hertz at www.Facebook.com/Hertz and www.Twitter.com/Hertz for more information. Click here to visit the Hertz YouTube page and view the Hertz ExpressRent Kiosk.

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Comments (2)

 benzboy benzboy
At least its not the Banana Boat Yellow that Hertz, ordered all of its corvettes in. LOL
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July 6, 2013 2:06 pm
 SPORTINGUISTA_29 SPORTINGUISTA_29
I like the color of the car!
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July 6, 2013 11:11 am