Hertz 100th Corvette Z06

The Hertz 100th Corvette Z06 is the best holiday hire car

Hertz 100th Corvette Z06

Hertz sure knows how to throw a party. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the car hire company has bought a fleet of yellow Corvette Z06s – and you’re invited to pop over to the States to have a play.

There are 100 Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06s, and they will be available to rent at select locations in the USA.

If you’re flying into Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco or Tampa, it’s the only rental car you need.

That’s assuming you’re not intending to take the kids or very much luggage. Or you’re not looking to hypermile your way across the States.

Each Hertz Corvette is painted yellow and black and has custom interior badging – including a personalised Hertz centennial anniversary plaque displaying the model number of the vehicle.

Aside from that, it’s business as usual, which means a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine developing 650hp and 650lb ft of torque, eight-speed transmission, 10-speaker Bose sound system and eight-inch touchscreen media system.

The 200-dollar Corvette

Hertz Corvette

A Chevrolet dealer will charge you upwards of $80,000 for the pleasure of owning a Z06, but a Hertz rental costs as little as $199.

We looked at renting a Hertz 100th Corvette from New York and were given a price of $207.66 (£163.38) for 24 hours. The price includes the first 75 miles, but insurance, damage waiver, roadside assistance, additional driver cover and fuel are extra.

Renting a Corvette without the insurance and loss damage waiver isn’t recommended.

Oh, and there’s the small matter of $0.90 per mile after the initial 75 miles.

“Hertz is a leader in the car rental industry for delivering a premium experience that is fuelled by our longstanding commitment to provide our customers with caring and efficient service, and access to a variety of specialty and top-rated vehicles,” said Hertz senior vice president of brand, 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.”

When the ‘Vettes have completed their rental duties, they will sold be sold to the public as cast-iron future classics. Just a few hundred careful owners… 

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