Rentals typically don't have the most exciting pool of vehicles to choose from. Sure, there's the posh SUV here and there, but there's nothing too extreme, which is, perhaps, a good thing. Besides, if you were the rental company, you won't want your customers crashing a 500 horsepower sports car out on the road.
But then there are those who are a bit more daring to say the least. Muscle car fans will be quick to point out the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350-H, with the H standing for Hertz, the rental car company. Now, that idea has been revived yet again but, this time, with a different rental agency.
That agency is Sixt, and you can rent out the Shelby GT-S from them. In fact, Shelby introduced this new model through the rental company, and no, you can't buy it...at least for now. But if you want to try it out yourself, you can drive it for $177 a day, which is about Php 9,200 at current exchange rates. So how much car do you get for that within 24 hours? Quite a lot, actually.
The Shelby GT-S Sixt is a beefed-up Mustang with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8. This rental packs more than 600 PS and over 670 Nm of torque. That's quite the ride (and experience) for Php 9,200 a day then. It then has a 10-speed automatic transmission instead of a six-speed manual. Perhaps Sixt isn't too keen about replacing clutches every time one of their GT-S Shelbys are rented out.
Also, it has unique styling that makes this one of the most distinct-looking rental cars around. It has a new body kit especially made for this model, a black and orange paint scheme, bespoke alloy wheels, and special badging.
Want to try it out? You'll have to fly to Florida, California, or Nevada to get your hands on it. Only 20 will be distributed among those states, so book one fast. But if you wan't to buy it, you'll have to wait for the cars to be retired first. Given how rentals are treated, we're not expecting it to be in pristine condition once it's finished with its rental duties.