Rent-a-Racer is back at Hertz, with Camaros
Hertz has been putting their rental customers into hot performance cars since the 1960s, thanks to partnerships with Shelby. Their latest pairing will put 24 custom Camaro Zl1s and 200 tuned SS models into the company’s rental fleet, and into the hands of the vacationing and business-tripping alike.
The latest Hertz pairing is with Hendrick Motorsports, the team behind the #24 Camaro ZL1 sponsored by Hertz and driven by William Byron in the NASCAR Cup Series. To help celebrate the Hendrick/Hertz partnership, 24 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1s will get Callaway supercharger upgrades and a smattering of adornment,s including sill plates, embroidered headrests, badging, and wheels, to set the 750-horsepower Camaros apart. Of course, they’ll also wear the signature black and yellow Hertz paint.
In addition to the ZL1s, the same cosmetic treatment will be applied to SS Camaros with the naturally-aspirated LT1 V-8, this time treated to Chevrolet Performance cold air intake and cat-back exhaust to up the output to 480 horsepower. There will be 200 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro SS models distributed in major cities throughout the southern half of the country.
If you’re interested in driving one of the limited-edition Camaros, head to one of the sunny locations that will stock the V-8 pony cars starting this fall: Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, or Miami. If you prefer to pair your Camaro experience with chowder-filled sourdough bread bowls or live music, you can also find them in San Francisco and Nashville. Only some of those locations will stock the more limited ZL1, so check with Hertz if you’d like to claim a spot behind the wheel.
Hertz is also celebrating the partnership with a sweepstakes. Five winners will get a driving experience with William Byron at Charlotte Motor Speedway, lunch with Byron’s No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hendrick Motorsports facilities. One of them will also drive home in a Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports SS Camaro of their own.
Will these Hertz models be as popular among collectors as the original Shelby models? Not likely, but you can actually drive these on your next business trip starting this fall and perhaps even get your company to foot the bill if you’re creative enough with your expense reporting. Let us know if you figure out how.