Watch out Hertz, Sixt Rent A Car has a “rent-a-racer” program of its own. Together with Shelby American, the multinational rental car company announced 20 supercharged 2019 Shelby GT-S cars would be available to rent at select Southern California, Southern Florida and Las Vegas locations the summer of 2019.
“We’re always looking to grow our fleet with premium cars that bring passion and excitement to the drive,” said Sebastian Birkel, CEO, Sixt USA. Birkel added the company is thrilled to offer the first ever supercharged Shelby available to rent.
The rental car company has about 2,200 locations in over 105 countries. Sixt has 55 locations including 20 top airports in the United States.
“Shelby American has earned a reputation for building the most exciting rental cars for over fifty years,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American president.
Built in Las Vegas, each Shelby GT-S is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The suspension has been tailored to maximize the car’s capabilities without sacrificing ride quality. Brembo brakes provide stopping power while Sixt badges adorn the exterior decked out in the brands distinctive orange color.
“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,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Head of Development.
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.
If you are interested in renting or buying a Shelby GT-S Mustang, please visit www.Sixt.com.