It’s mighty easy to get into trouble with 650 horsepower on tap, as anyone who has ever driven the Chevrolet C7 Corvette Z06 can attest. Yet US car rental company Hertz is putting its faith in Joe Sixpack, Susie Q., and the rest of the motoring public by offering examples of the high-performance Corvette Z06 sports coupe for rent through select Hertz locations across the United States.
What could possibly go wrong?
The rentals, offered as part of a partnership with Chevrolet, are to celebrate Hertz’s 100th anniversary this year, and appropriately, just one hundred examples of the high-speed Corvette Z06 will be available to rent. Each one will be shod in yellow with dual black stripes – Hertz’s official brand colors – and will roll on black-painted alloy wheels (19-inch front, 20-inch rear) over yellow-painted brake calipers. Inside, Hertz customers will find a custom black-leather interior with yellow stitching, and special Hertz badging that includes a centennial anniversary plaque with each car’s specific model number.
Disappointingly, each of the 100 examples of the Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06 will be fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission; no manual-equipped examples will be produced. But if the Z06’s standard 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque isn’t consolation enough, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, 10-speaker Bose audio, and built-in 4G LTE WiFi might do the trick.
“Hertz is a leader in the car rental industry for delivering a premium experience that is fueled by our longstanding commitment to provide our customers with caring and efficient service, and access to a variety of specialty and top-rated vehicles,” says Hertz Senior Brand Vice President Jayesh Patel. “We’re thrilled to continue to delight our customers and build upon our legacy of superior service and unique vehicle offerings with our special Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06.”