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Hertz And Penske Racing Team Up To Introduce The Special Edition
"Hertz Penske GT"
Penske-Inspired Ford Mustang GT Will Join the Hertz Adrenaline
PARK RIDGE, N.J.-- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ) , the world's
largest general use airport car rental brand , and Penske Racing ,
today introduced the special edition "Hertz Penske GT." The
Penske-inspired Ford Mustang GT , with a 5.0 liter V8 engine , joins
other American muscle cars in the Hertz Adrenaline Collection and
features performance upgrades to give consumers an exhilarating
driving experience. The exclusive , limited edition vehicle is
available at select U.S. airport locations and was introduced on
Friday , July 5, at Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR
Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
"Working with Penske Racing , we're excited to introduce the
Penske-inspired vehicle as the newest in a long line of American
muscle cars in our rental fleet ," commented Mark. P. Frissora ,
Hertz Chairman and CEO. "There's nothing more thrilling than
hitting the open road in a high-performance , American-built sports
car. With this addition to our Adrenaline Collection , we are
introducing a vehicle with race car performance enhancements to give
customers a unique travel experience."
The Hertz Penske GT joins other performance cars in the Adrenaline
Collection , including: Ford Mustang GT Premium , Chevrolet Camaro SS
(hardtop and convertible) , Corvette Convertible and Dodge Challenger
R/T. Enhancements to the Hertz Penske GT include:
Performance Upgrades , including: Quad-Tip Exhaust System , Air Intake
and ECU Tuning Upgrade , 3.55 Gears , and Brembo® Brakes
Interior Upgrades , including: Black Recaro Racing Seats , Laguna Seca
Gauge Pod , Limited Edition Interior Dash and Engine Bay Plaques ,
Custom Floor Mats and Door Sills , and Ford's Touchscreen
Entertainment System with GPS and Back-up Camera
Exterior Upgrades , including: Black exterior with unique Hertz yellow
racing stripes , Boss 302 Front Splitter, GT500 Rear Valence, Upgraded
Suspension and Handling , Custom Graphics Package , and Custom Hertz
Faux Gas Cap
"It is terrific that a classic American car is being transformed
into a one-of-a-kind vehicle inspired by Penske Racing ," said
Roger Penske. "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."
In January , Hertz and Penske Racing entered into a multi-year
agreement with Hertz serving as a 2013 primary sponsor for select
races on the No. 22 Penske Racing car competing in both the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series. The No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang
will race in a special livery mirroring the Hertz Penske GT in the New
England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH on July 13.
In its first race , the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang competed at Dover
International Speedway on June 1 with Penske Racing's Joey Logano
winning the event for his third-consecutive victory at the Monster
Mile in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and his first Nationwide Series
win driving for Penske Racing. At Dover , Logano took the lead for the
final time following a two-tire pit stop with just 36 laps to go.
Logano led 66 of the 200 laps and , over the final run , he was able
to pull away from the field , earning his first Nationwide Series win
of the season. It was Logano's 19th-career Nationwide Series victory
and the 199th series victory for Ford Racing.
Hertz is also an associate sponsor for the Penske Racing No. 22 Sprint
Cup Series and Nationwide Series teams and has a branding presence on
the team's uniforms and equipment as well as on the Nationwide Series
The Hertz Penske GT joins a list of custom performance Hertz vehicles
that started with Carroll Shelby in 1966 with the Shelby GT350H in the
Hertz Rent-A-Racer program. From there , Hertz developed a 40th
anniversary Shelby GT-H in 2006 and a custom Chevrolet Corvette ZHZ in
Hertz is committed to offering the most technologically innovative
products and services available to keep customers "Traveling at
the Speed of Hertz." This includes Hertz 'Carfirmations' ; 'Gold
Choice ', which gives Gold members the power to keep the car they
reserved or simply choose a different car from the Gold Choice area;
and e-Return , the fastest car rental drop-off that includes an email
receipt. These are all complimentary services for Hertz Gold Plus
Rewards members , which is currently free to join. In addition , Hertz
continues to expand the presence of its ExpressRent Interactive Kiosks
that let customers rent a car , with or without a reservation ,
through a live, face-to-face video kiosk.
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