Have you felt that the power in your rental cars was lacking? We at SIXT are here 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. Read on to find out how to get behind the wheel of one!
Where You can Find the Shelby GT-S
The first 21 of these special cars that are produced will be available for rental at branches in three areas starting in the summer of 2019. You can look for them in Southern California, Southern Florida, and Las Vegas. These special cars will be built by Shelby America 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.”
And 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 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.”
Rent First, Buy Later
Each of the Shelby GT-S cars produced for SIXT will receive a Shelby serial number and be included in the official Shelby Registry. And 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, if they like.
SIXT SE, based in Pullach, Germany (near Munich), is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services in about 110 countries worldwide. With its products SIXT rent, SIXT share and SIXT ride, the company offers a unique, integrated range of global mobility services in the areas of car rental, car sharing and ride services. These products can be booked via a single app thatalso integrates the services of mobility partners.