Can afford one? How about renting one? Dreams of Mustang performance aficionados are about to come true in an affordable package soon. America-based legendary tuning house Shelby has teamed up with Sixt in a deal that will see the former building a fleet of 20 high-performance Ford Mustang for use in selected states in that country.

Since, it is a bespoke operation, the Sixt-specific Mustang will be marketed as Shelby GT-S. The cars will get an orange and black two-tone paint job complementing the German car renter’s logo. Some will also get orange with black racing stripes while others will wear the opposite combination.

According to Sixt, the first batch of 20 cars will be available in southern California, southern Florida and Las Vegas.

Interestingly, previous limited-edition variants of the Mustang developed for rental car companies like Hertz have proven to be quite popular with enthusiasts and investors alike and have appreciated in value as future classics.

Regardless of colour combinations, the GT-S will be offered with a full body appearance kit that includes a Shelby-specific front bumper and a rear wing, a redesigned grille, 20-inch alloy wheels, an array of emblems, and a redesigned interior with leather upholstery. Power comes from a supercharged, 5.0-litre V8 engine that has been remapped by Shelby to offer over 600 horsepower.

While Shelby hasn’t officially revealed more specific technical details like torque or other performance figures, power to the rear wheels will be transferred through a 10-speed automatic transmission. Suspension has been modified to take in the additional performance and most of the components used have been supplied by Ford’s Performance division.

Since it is a bespoke operation, the Sixt-specific Mustang will be marketed as Shelby GT-S.

According to Sixt, the first batch of 20 cars will be available in southern California, southern Florida and Las Vegas. Every Shelby GT-S made for Sixt will join the company’s registry. When their time in the Sixt fleet is up, they will return to the tuner’s headquarters in Las Vegas and they will be sold to collectors.

Interestingly, previous limited-edition variants of the Mustang developed for rental car companies like Hertz have proven to be quite popular with enthusiasts and investors alike and have appreciated in value as future classics.