• Aug 9th 2006 at 1:13AM
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Now you don't have to go to a Hertz car rental just to pilot the best Mustang on the planet -- you can actually buy it. Observe the 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT, the car that, until now, was only available as the Ford Mustang Shelby GT-H, the black and gold pony exclusively rented out at your local Hertz Rent-a-Car.

On a tip from our buddies at Winding Road, Ford's grand poo-bah of the Americas, Mark Fields, unveiled the second-wildest steed in the Ford stable for the 2007 model year Aug. 9. For those uninterested in picking up same, the 325 hp beast with automatic transmission (available only as such where the GT-H is concerned), the Shelby GT will come with available manual transmission, as well as in different color schemes: black or white with silver stripes.

Ford's Flat Rock, Mich. plant will churn out 10,000 at most, according to the Associated Press.

[Source: Ford, Winding Road]

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      • 9 Years Ago

      A perfect example of what one can do with an engine when the really take the time to design it correctly.

      American auto makers should learn from this.
      • 9 Years Ago
      re: The Stripes through the grill.
      The stripe or stripes do not extend through the grill.
      Max the photo and you will see it is shadowing due to the angle of the shoot not an actual stripe.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Ricey?? FORD ( First On Race Day) had these stripes back in 1965 ( on their Mustang GT) before rice burners ever thought of them,now Carroll & Ford once again are making sure that the Japs never catch up!
      • 9 Years Ago
      ^--- Sheesh. If you're going to blatantly flame someone, at least have the balls to use your own handle, instead of copying theirs.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Stripes are "ricey" huh ?! Hmmmm.. I'm sure Carrol Shelby thought that when he first put them on in '65..... Never mind that while all the other "pony" cars fell by the wayside the Mustang survived.... Looks super-tough....
      • 9 Years Ago
      Ooh, a Mustang, they're so cute!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Sorry, guys--I have a white 2005 GT, full package, manual and I love it. This looks great, but you can't tempt me away from what I already think is the best car out there!
      • 9 Years Ago
      I have always love shelby vehicles but where are the scoops and louvers and spoilers one thing that makes the car is the functional appearance package
      • 9 Years Ago
      Nice looking car, although my Vette has more power!
      • 9 Years Ago

      Lovely car and an instant classic imo.
      • 9 Years Ago
      i watched this car from its inception at the new york show i thought WOW i can get one of these now at the point where it was to be made available to the public i find it priced out of my range because of dealer incentives and various other "ad-ons" i have become so disappointed that i will now spend more money with another manufacture/dealer than what the car i dreamed of owning cost i have always owned fords a 49 ford in high school many pickups including on that currently has 323000 miles on it and my 97 cobra alas never again sorry ford you lost one helluva customer i would be extremely surprised if ANY ford personnel even caught wind of this comment
      • 9 Years Ago
      Nice looking car but too bad it's a Ford.
      Found On Road Dead= FORD I have had some bad experiences with Ford and so have my parents. Still though, I love RWD vehicles. Currently I have a WRX STI which is a ton of fun, and the off the line "snap" is almost uncontested, but I always enjoy a fast RWD vehicle that can continue to pull even at high speeds.
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