Over the holiday weekend, Hertz Corporation and Penske Racing announced the special edition “Hertz Penske GT, a Penske-inspired Ford Mustang GT. The new GT joins the ranks of other American muscle cars in the Hertz Adrenaline Collection, featuring performance upgrades to provide customers with an incredible driving experience.
Earlier this year Penske and Hertz entered an agreement where Hertz would be the primary sponsor for the No. 22 Penske Racing car in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series for select races. On July 13, the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang will race in a special event mirroring the new Hertz Penske GT in the New England 200 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.
“It is terrific that a classic American car is being transformed into a one-of-a-kind vehicle inspired by Penske Racing. 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,” said Roger Penske in a statement.
Hertz and Penske have enhanced the Ford Mustang GT with performance upgrades including a quad-tip exhaust system, air intake and ECU tuning upgrades, 3.55 gears, and Brembo Brakes. Interior upgrades include black Recaro Racing seats, a Laguna Seca gauge pad, limited edition interior dash and engine bay plaques, custom floor mats and door sills, as well as Ford’s touchscreen entertainment system with GPS and backup camera. Exterior upgrades feature a black exterior with Hertz yellow racing stripes, Boss 302 front splitter, GT500 rear valence, upgrades suspension and handling, a custom graphics package, and a custom Hertz faux gas cap.