They look cool but are a bit expensive

Hertz has had a love affair with the Ford Mustang, offering up numerous special editions for rental but now it looks like the Chevy Camaro will get its chance in the spotlight wearing the classic black and yellow livery usually only reserved for H-badged, Hertz-exclusive Mustangs. Is there anything special about these Camaro rentals outside of their somewhat-unique livery? Well, maybe just a little…

The Hertz Chevy Camaros – Modified in the Right Way

Sorry Ford, But Hertz Is Having A New Love Affair with The Chevy Camaro SS and Camaro ZL1
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The Hertz Chevy Camaro is actually offered in two different forms. One is based on the Camaro SS while the other is based on the Camaro ZL1. Seriously; I’m not kidding – you can actually rent a special version of the Camaro ZL1…well, kind of. First, let’s talk about the Hertz Camaro SS. Right away, you should probably know that the lesser of the two Hertz Camaros does have the updated Camaro face, so it definitely has that going for it. What’s more, though, is the fact that it has been updated with a new cold-air intake and a new cat-back exhaust system. There’s no word on whether or not there is any improvement in torque delivery – the standard SS delivers 455 pound-feet – but horsepower has been bumped up form 455 to an admirable 480 ponies.

The other rental option is the ZL1-based Hertz Camaro and, as you probably guessed, this bad boy has been upgraded as well. It has the same 6.2-liter V-8 from the ZL1, but it has and brand-new Callaway supercharger mounted on top it. According to Hertz, that Supercharger pushes the V-8’s power output to 750 horsepower, 100 ponies more than the standard model. Again, there’s no word on torque, but you can imagine, it’s quite the performer. Both models were the same black and yellow livery.

How Much Does It Cost To Rent a Hertz Camaro ZL1?

Sorry Ford, But Hertz Is Having A New Love Affair with The Chevy Camaro SS and Camaro ZL1
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Considering the upgrades made to the Hertz Camaros, and the fact that it’s a special offering from Hertz, we’re guessing you already knew that renting one doesn’t come cheap. If you want to rent the Camaro SS model – the one with 480 horses – Hertz will ask you for $99 per day (and, you should probably opt for the insurance, so expect to spend closer to $140 or so.) If you want to try out the more powerful ZL1-based Hertz Camaro, you’re going to get hit for a painful $299 per day before any taxes, insurance, or other add-ons. And, there’s also a caveat – both models come with a mileage restriction of just 75 miles (120 km) and, if you go over that, Hertz will rape you at the rate of $0.75 for each extra mile. Finally, you also have to be at least 25 years old to rent one. These special Camaros will be available at specific agencies in certain cities for a limited time.

Final Thoughts

Sorry Ford, But Hertz Is Having A New Love Affair with The Chevy Camaro SS and Camaro ZL1
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I have to admit that I like the fact that Hertz has decided to offer some kind of cool Camaro like it usually does with the Ford Mustang. The pricing for the SS model seems relatively fair, but the price for the ZL1-based model seems a little excessive, as does the mileage limits and cost-per-mile overage. Hertz is obviously in the business to make money and these things have been made to give people a taste of something special, but you better be careful not to go over those 75 miles or it could get expensive quick. What do you think? Is it worth it to rent one of these babies? Let us know in the comments section below.

Further reading

2019 - 2020 Chevrolet Camaro Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
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Read our full review on the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

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