2006 Ford Shelby GT-H


2006 Ford Shelby GT-H

In 1966, you could walk into a Hertz Rental Car agency and drive away in a Shelby G.T.350H "Rent-a-Racer." It offered tire-shredding race car performance in a rental car, and when you were done, you simply returned it to Hertz. For 2006, Ford, Shelby and Hertz had teamed up again to create a brand new "Rent-A-Racer," the Shelby GT-H.

Reminiscent of the original, the 2006 GT-H featured the same black-and-gold paint scheme that made the G.T.350H so striking. Other unique features included a special hood with hood pins, an aluminum grille, GT-CS style front fascia, unique wheels and Shelby GT-H & Hertz badging.

The Ford Racing FR1 Power Pack with a cold-air intake, muffler set and a unique X-pipe adds 25 additional horsepower (for a total of 325) and 10 extra foot-pounds of torque (now up to 320).  Ford Racing's FR3 Handling Pack is also part of the equation, with specially tuned dampers, lowering springs, thicker sway bars and a strut tower brace.

Only 500 of these very special Shelbys were built, and every one went exclusively to Hertz rental car agencies as part of their “Fun Collection.” 

Type: 90-degree SOHC 24-Valve V-8
Displacement: 4.6 liters / 281 cid
Horsepower: 325 hp @ 5750 RPM
Torque: 320 lbs.-ft. @ 4500 RPM
Bore x Stroke 90.2mm x 90mm 
Compression: 9.8:1

Front: Modified MacPherson strut, Ford Racing stabilizer bar and lowering springs for a 1.5" drop
Rear: Solid axle, 3-link locating arms, Panhard rod, Ford Racing coil springs for a 1.5" drop

Front: 12.4 in. vented disc, dual-piston aluminum caliper
Rear: 11.8 in. vented disc, single-piston caliper
ABS: Four-channel ABS system, linked to all-speed traction control

Wheels / Tires
Wheels: 17" five-spoke aluminum wheels
Tires: 235/55ZR-17 Pirelli P-Zero tires

0-60 Acceleration: 5.0 seconds (Motor Trend)
60-0 mph braking: 127 feet (Motor Trend)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 13.6 seconds @ 102.0 mph (Motor Trend)

500 (Coupe Only) – All in Black w/ Gold Stripes

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