Have you felt that the power in your rental cars was lacking? I know I have. The people at SIXT Rent-A-Car are about to fix that problem by commissioning a line of exclusive supercharged 2019 Shelby GTs. These are the first V8-powered American cars offered by a national rental car chain. The car – called the Shelby GT-S – is based on the Ford Mustang fastback. It will be decked out in SIXT’s distinctive orange brand color.
The first 21 of these special cars that are produced will be available for rental at branches in three areas starting this summer. You can look for them in Southern California
, Southern Florida
, and Las Vegas
. These special cars will be built by Shelby American in Las Vegas and feature a host of features:
- Supercharged 5.0L V8
- 10-speed automatic transmission
- Specially tailored transmission for maximum capability with a comfortable ride
- Enhanced brakes for better stopping power
- An eye-catching orange exterior with proprietary bodywork, SIXT badges, and stylish new wheels
- An interior featuring Shelby touches like leather seats, embroidered floor mats, and lighted door sill plates
The partnership between SIXT and Shelby brings together two iconic companies: Germany’s rental car giant, and a producer of iconic vehicles.
“Shelby American has earned a reputation for building the most exciting rental cars for over fifty years,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American president. “Our team is honored to make history with SIXT by offering the first supercharged V8 Ford Mustang car available at multiple rental car locations across the US.”
SIXT is equally excited about the partnership. “Our customers are itching to get behind the wheel of the first SIXT customized Shelby,” said Sebastian Birkel, CEO, SIXT USA. “We’re always looking to grow our fleet with premium cars that bring passion and excitement to the drive. We can’t think of a car that better fits that idea than Ford’s brand new fully loaded Shelby. This will be the first ever supercharged Shelby available to rent and we are thrilled to have it at SIXT.”
Each of the Shelby GT-S cars produced for SIXT will receive a Shelby serial number and be included in the official Shelby Registry. If you want one of these beauties for your very own, it’s possible. Once the cars are retired from rental duty, they’ll be available for purchase. The new owners can even return their Shelby GT-S to the factory for further enhancements.
To book a reservation, go to www.sixt.com