Earlier this month, car rental agency Hertz reversed all of its new car orders after the COVID-19 pandemic caused its business to plummet. Hertz is now doing all it can to avoid bankruptcy – including selling some of its cars that it no longer needs. Among them are the new Hertz Hendrick Camaro SS and Camaro ZL1 models, which were built to celebrate Hertz’s ongoing partnership with NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.
We found two different Hertz Camaro models for sale via the rental company’s website: one SS and one ZL1. The SS model has 2,497 miles on the odometer and is listed for sale at $50,299, while the ZL1 has 3,369 miles on the odometer and is priced at $77,800.
The Hertz Camaro SS features a Chevrolet Performance intake and cat-back exhaust, giving its 6.2L LT1 V8 engine a total output of 480 horsepower – up 25 horsepower from a stock Camaro SS. Similarly, the Hertz Camaro ZL1 produces an extra 100 horsepower from its 6.2L LT4 V8 thanks to an upgraded Callaway supercharger. Both the Hertz Camaro SS and Hertz Camaro ZL1 were available to rent from Hertz counters in select locations across the United States.
In addition to the minor performance upgrades, both the Hertz Camaro SS and Camaro ZL1 models feature yellow vinyl decals, model exclusive Hertz wheels, Hertz lighted door sills, embroidered headrests, fender badges, and a custom build plaque.
Hertz traditionally offered its own iterations of the Ford Mustang as rentable high-performance muscle cars, but the company launched a partnership with GM and Hendrick Motorsports back in 2018, resulting in the Hertz Hendrick Camaro SS and Camaro ZL1 models. It’s not clear if Hertz plans to off load all of its Camaro SS and Camaro ZL1 models in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The original production run of the cars totaled just 224 units.