Hertz has been renting cars almost as long as cars have been sold. To mark their Centennial Anniversary, they have teamed with Chevrolet to offer the 2019 Corvette Z06 at a few of their larger locations. Renting fast cars is nothing new to them, and they even had a “rent a racer” program with Shelby for the 1966 GT350 Mustang. Urban legend says a few of them were returned with normal Mustang engines wearing Shelby parts.
No, they won’t rent you a manual transmission. But believe me, the 8-speed automatic is plenty of fun. The front spoiler has also been removed because it is carbon fiber and not cheap to replace. The yellow and black paint scheme is the same used on Hertz Corvettes in the past, and we’re glad it returned. Under the hood is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 making 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
They will soon be arriving at: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and Tampa. Before you go thinking about returning it with a Camaro engine, I have already done the math… I don’t have enough friends to help me this weekend.