• Aug 28, 2006


Monday's contribution to Autoblog from the online treasure trove that is Streetfire.net comes in the form of a civilian demonstration of the Shelby GT-H's burnout abilities. The 325-horse rental-only 'Stang certainly gets the job done, laying down an appropriately thick wall of smoke as the driver put on a show for his neighbors.

We know rental cars are subject to a fairly high level of abuse, and in the case of the GT-H, the car practically begs for it. It's likely that the people renting them are more than happy to oblige -- much to the chagrin of the cars' rear tires.

Of course, this video also illustrates why ordering a retail Shelby GT might be a better play than waiting to buy a former Hertz car -- collectability be damned. With a GT-H, you'll never know just how many people abused the car before you took possession of it. With a Shelby GT, at least you'll know that the only yahoo strapping in behind the wheel is the one looking back at you in the mirror.

[Source: Streetfire.net]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Did anyone else hear Red Neck Woman playing on the stereo in that car? Care to guess what he will leave in it when it is returned?

      I had a few thoughts:

       a speeding ticket (maybe more then one)
       a rebel flag baseball cap (only worn backwards)
       a bandana
       a couple of crumpled Budweiser cans
       a can of chewing tobacco
       and if his cousin was in town, a used condom and some panties.

      What he will not be left with the car:

       Gas
       Tire tread
       Working Stereo Speakers
       Floormats

      Not trying to bash Mustang drivers, I love the cars, but is it really necessary to burn rubber through your neighborhood?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw one GT-H on the Pacific Coast Highway here in Malibu yesterday. It looks better in person and sounds great.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "With a Shelby GT, at least you'll know that the only yahoo strapping in behind the wheel is the one looking back at you in the mirror."

      Not really. Have you ever hung around the docks? (don't ask). Watching our finest teamsters unload new cars brings tears to your eyes. I know they don't ship these by boat, but somewhere along the supply chain there's a lead-foot redlining every new car he sits in. Trust me, you don't want to know what Delivery Mileage actually entails.
      • 8 Years Ago
      When renting this car, make sure you get the extra insurance.

      AKA "License to destroy"
      • 8 Years Ago
      hmm i thought those came in auto only.
      • 8 Years Ago
      antrow:

      We get it. He's a redneck, git 'er done, Sweet Home Alabama, bang yer sister, gun racks, etc. Lighten up, why don't you? It's not like he goes around tearing up neighborhoods blasting Freebird and scaring yuppies or something.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "ordering a retail Shelby GT might be a better play than waiting to buy a former Hertz car -- collectability be damned. With a GT-H, you'll never know just how many people abused the car before you took possession of it."

      Thank you for the insight, Captain Obvious!
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Your exhaust is smoking"

      Wow, give the woman a prize!
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you listen to the engine in the tape you can clearly hear that the engine RPM governor is cutting out the motor due to overev. This does not mean you seriously DAMAGE the car, but............
      • 8 Years Ago
      Old stories of the original Hertz Shelby's have some people doing engine swaps with plain-jane Mustangs, with whatever the base motor in the original GT350-H was.

      Now of-course, if the -H that you got already had the engine swap done.... What goes around comes around.