Meet the “Hertz Penske GT,” a Ford Mustang GT created by The Hertz Corporation, the world’s largest airport car rental brand, and Penske Racing. This Penske-inspired Mustang GT is rockin’ the 5.0-liter V-8 with a few performance upgrades and will join the Adrenaline Collection lineup at Hertz.
This limited-edition vehicle was introduced Friday, July 5th, during the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series at the 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."
What’s done to this special-edition Hertz Penske GT? The performance upgrades include a quad-tip exhaust setup, air intake, 3.55 gears, big Brembo brakes, and an ECU tune to tie it all together. It also has an upgraded suspension for better handling out on the road.
The interior features black Recaro racing seats, Laguna Seca gauge pod, limited-edition dash plaques, custom floor mats and door sills, and Ford’s touchscreen entertainment system featuring GPS and a back-up camera.
Exterior cosmetic upgrades include the black exterior with the yellow Hertz racing stripes, Boss 302 front splitter, GT500 rear valence, 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."
Penske and Hertz are involved in a multi-year agreement with Hertz serving as the 2013 primary sponsor for select races on the No. 22 Penske Racing car, which competes in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series. The No. 22 Hertz Mustang will feature the same livery on the new Hertz Penske GT in the New England 200, which takes place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
The Hertz Penske GT will join the Adrenaline Collection at Hertz with other cars including a Mustang GT Premium, Chevrolet Camaro SS (hardtop or convertible), Corvette Convertible, and Dodge Challenger R/T.