Shelby GT-S commissioned for SIXT

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    LOS ANGELES – May 2, 2019 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. has been commissioned to build a group of exclusive supercharged 2019 Shelby GT’s for SIXT Rent A Car. Based on the world-class Ford Mustang fastback, the 600+ horsepower “Shelby GT-S” announced today in Southern California is the first supercharged V8 powered Shelby rental car offered by a national chain in history. Clad in the company’s iconic orange and black, the first 20 cars will be available for rent at select Southern California, Southern Florida and Las Vegas locations.

    “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 available at multiple rental car locations across the US. The hot new SIXT edition 2019 Ford Shelby GT-S Mustang will make any trip an amazing and memorable adventure.”

    SIXT is a multinational car rental company with about 2,200 locations in over 105 countries. The company has been expanding across the USA since 2011 and is currently the country's fourth-largest car rental company. SIXT has 55 locations including 20 top airports in the United States. Most recently, the mobility service provider was honored with the World Travel Awards as the USA’s leading car rental company and the Trazee Award as the most popular car rental company among the Millennials target group.

    "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 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”

    The Shelby GT-S sports cars will be built by Shelby American at its Las Vegas facility for rental in the summer of 2019. Each rental fastback will be powered by a supercharged 5.0L V8 and 10 speed automatic transmission. Shelby tailored the suspension to maximize the car’s capabilities without sacrificing ride quality. The Brembo brakes have impressive stopping power to match the Shelby’s amazing power. The exterior features proprietary bodywork, SIXT badges and stylish wheels, while Shelby touches can be found throughout the interior. Many of the components were developed specifically for SIXT’s Shelby GT-S program.

    “The SIXT edition Shelby GT-S combines terrific handling with astonishing power, excellent braking, a muscular exhaust note and striking good looks,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Head of Development. “We worked closely with SIXT to design a car that makes a bold statement when you see it and then delivers when behind the wheel. SIXT is giving the public a very rare opportunity to enjoy one of the best sports cars in the world at some of the most exciting destinations in the US. This is the rental car experience that people could only dream about before the Shelby GT-S.”

    Every Shelby GT-S will receive a Shelby serial number and be included in the official Shelby Registry. Once the cars are retired from rental duty, they will be available for purchase and the new owners can return their Shelby GT-S to the factory for further enhancements. Shelby GT-S 1.jpg
     
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    Modern equivalent to a GTH? Maybe one will come to DIA but my guess actually renting one would be a chore. Cool post however....
     
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    A few more images.......love the splash of orange on the seats! Shelby GT-S 4.jpg Shelby GT-S 3.jpg Shelby GT-S 5.jpg Shelby GT-S 6.jpg
     
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    I like the spoiler.
     
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    They look flippin awesome.
     
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    That is by far the best hood I've ever seen on an S550.
     
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    I agree, it's the same hood on the Shelby GT H. I emailed Shelby about getting one a while back. At that time you could only get the Super Snake hood. Might have to email them again.
     
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    I knida dig the front fascia
     
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    Those wheels!!...
     
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    I'd love a blank version of that decklid panel, or perhaps with a blank out on it.
     
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    Wouldn't mind one on my car.

    This sure beats the hell out of the Hertz Shelby.
     
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    If I’m going to buy a car like that, it’s not going to be a clapped out rental car. God DAMN, those cars are gonna see some hard miles.
     
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    Would be interesting to see the outcome of this after a few years. Things I think of are:
    Wonder if they will upgrade the OPG for renters who like to ride the rev limiter (not sure if you can even do it in an auto?)
    So what about filling up with 87 octane for a weekend of hot rodding. I know my tuner doesn’t like seeing positive KR #s, which is what 87 octane will do for sure.
    Also, there is talk that some coyote engines have tighter ring clearances and isn’t good for boost. It makes me feel good that a large company has enough faith in the 5.0 to boost it for a rental fleet.
     
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    I'd rent it and the hood & supercharger would get stolen.
     
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    Scene at rental counter after renting 1 from SIXT:

    Me: Sorry, I left it in a parking lot and it was stolen
    SIXT Agent: You what?
    Me: Yeah, like I said Sorry.
    SIXT Agent: Well do you have insurance?
    Me: Nope, sorry
    SIXT Agent: Well I see you declined our coverage and that car is $65,000
    ME: {Pulls out $65K in cash} Here you go, can you get me the title?
     
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    I almost pulled the trigger on those wheels after seeing them at FFF but the sizes were too small, especially the fronts :crying:

    They're flippin' gorgeous in person...
     
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    Oh that’s stunning.
     
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    Shelby made a good looking car? What year is this?
     
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    Good looking car and sucks you can’t buy it in that configuration and delete the upper grill. I’d definitely rent it given the opportunity.
     
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