It’s not just a 2018 Corvette ZO6; it’s a special edition model that celebrates Hertz’s 100th anniversary

Hertz is a tried-and-tested name in the rental car game, and its latest offering is going to scratch a lot of sports car itches. As part of the company’s 100th-anniversary celebration, Hertz is offering 100 special edition Chevrolet Corvette Z06s at the cost of just $199 per day. Throw in other fees and taxes and that total bumps up to almost $300, but still, that’s a relative bargain to pay for the chance to spend a day with one of these black and yellow beauties.

You Can Now Rent a 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06 at Hertz
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By virtue of there being only 100 units of this special edition Corvette, not every local Hertz rental place is going to have them.

Before you get excited about the prospect of going home with a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 100th Anniversary Edition, there are some details that you have to know. The first, and probably, most important is that by virtue of there being only 100 units of this special edition Corvette, not every local Hertz rental place is going to have them. In fact, the sports car will only be available at 14 major airports across the U.S., including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tampa.

If you somehow live near any of these airports and you can avail of these Corvettes, you should also know that they’re not exactly special edition models in the traditional sense of how the term is used these days. According to Hertz, the only thing different about them are their colors — the yellow-on-black body is Hertz’s colors — model number, and special Hertz badging. Everything else comes standard, including all the goodies you’ll normally find on a Corvette sitting inside one of your local dealerships.

So why even bother to rent them, then? It’s a yellow and black Corvette. That’s one. How often do you see one in those colors? If anything, the Chevrolet Camaro, by virtue of its association with Bumblebee and the whole Transformers franchise, has owned that color scheme over the last decade. It’s about time the Corvette got in on the fun. There’s also the fact that even if it’s still a standard Corvette, it still packs 650 horsepower, enough power to make the rental money worth every penny.

2015-2019 Chevy Corvette Z06 Performance Specs

Engine Supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8
Horsepower (HP @ RPM) 650 @ 6,400
Torque (LB-FT @ RPM) 650 @ 3,600
Acceleration (0-60 MPH) 3.4 Sec, Est.
Top Speed 205 MPH, Est.
0 to 60 mph (Auto / Manual) 2.95 Seconds / 3.2 Seconds
Quarter mile time (Auto/Manual) 10.95 Seconds / 11.2 Seconds
Quarter mile speed 127 mph
Braking from 60 mph 99.6 feet
Lateral acceleration 1.2 g

The Corvette Z06 is part of Hertz’s Adrenaline Collection. Given its name, you can immediately assume that this collection is made up of other scintillating performance cars, including the Ford Mustang GT, the Dodge Challenger R/T, and the aforementioned Chevrolet Camaro. You can get your adrenaline fix on any one of these models, but the Corvette 100th Anniversary Edition is extra special by virtue of its status and limited quantity.

You might need to act fast, too, because based on Hertz’s history of rolling out special edition rentals, the Corvette 100th Anniversary isn’t going to be available for long. There’s a good chance that it’ll be offered for a few months before it moves on to other things. Still, that should be enough time to save up and spend for a fun weekend with a pretty cool-looking Vette Z06.

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Press release

Hertz Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Special Edition Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Aug 13, 2018

ESTERO, Fla., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) – one of the most iconic car rental brands in the world – is celebrating its centennial anniversary by teaming up with Chevrolet to offer the Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06. One hundred high-performance Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06s will be available to rent exclusively at select U.S. Hertz locations.

Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06

"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," 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."

Enhancing the Journey
Hertz offers a variety of vehicles to meet every customers’ needs. The Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06 joins Hertz’s impressive lineup of high-performance sports cars available for rent, giving adventure-seeking travelers a fully-charged driving experience. On Hertz.com, customers can reserve the Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06 to rent at airport locations in the following U.S. cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and Tampa.

Premium Performance and Style
The Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06 is outfitted in a classic Corvette yellow tintcoat with dual black stripes, matching Hertz’s iconic black and yellow brand marks. Powering the Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06 is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft of torque. The vehicle also has a dynamic 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission and rides on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear, black aluminum wheels with yellow painted brake calipers. Customers will enjoy added comfort and style with Competition Sport bucket seats and custom black leather interior accented with yellow stitching. In-car technology and entertainment in the Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06 is also first class with a 10-speaker Bose® audio system and an 8-inch touchscreen Chevrolet infotainment System with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi®.

To further commemorate the company’s historic milestone and give customers a truly exclusive driving experience, each Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06 is equipped with custom Hertz interior badging, including a personalized Hertz centennial anniversary plaque that displays the model number of the vehicle.

To reserve the Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06 today, visit Hertz.com.

About Hertz

The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., operates the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental brands in approximately 10,200 corporate and franchisee locations throughout North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Hertz Corporation is one of the largest worldwide rental companies, and the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized in the world. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Ultimate Choice, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, The Hertz Corporation owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen, operates the Firefly vehicle rental brand and Hertz 24/7 car sharing business in international markets and sells vehicles through Hertz Car Sales. For more information about The Hertz Corporation, visit: www.hertz.com.

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