Like loads of older people, Hertz is celebrating its 100th anniversary by getting a cool new automobile.
100 of them, truly.
The rental automobile big has taken supply of a fleet of specially-prepared, yellow and black Chevrolet Corvette Z06 sports activities automobiles so as to add to its Adrenalin assortment for the following six months or so.
The automobiles are all powered by a 650 hp supercharged V8, geared up with an Eight-speed computerized transmission and fitted with yellow-stitched black competitors seats.
They’re being distributed to airport places in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and Tampa and obtainable at numerous costs.
A midweek rental at JFK airport in NYC, as an example, is at present listed for $199 per day.
Sadly, you’ll be able to’t drive one all day with out paying fairly a bit extra. The automobiles solely include 75 free miles, after that it’s $.75 per mile on that JFK rental. (Contemplating you may have already got paid properly over $2.50 per mile on the unique rental earlier than taxes and all charges, that is form of a reduction!)
One attention-grabbing quirk you may encounter is that the Z06’s signature chin spoiler has been eliminated on a few of the automobiles to recover from their location’s spike strips with out injury, based on Street & Observe.
They’ll be put again on when the automobiles are resold to the general public in about six or eight months, forward of their inevitable journeys to the public sale block, which has been a preferred vacation spot for Hertz’s different particular version sports activities automobiles over time.