Hertz adds 436-hp Chevrolet Corvette ZHZ

Hertz today announced that it has teamed up with GM to launch the limited edition Chevrolet Corvette ZHZ to its rental fleet. Hertz will add 500 Corvette ZHZ models to its airport locations in 24 major metropolitan cities across 14 states starts June 16, 2008.

The first few models will debut this month in major cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. So if you have money to throw around, then you can hit up the strip and turn some heads with your V8 436-hp Corvette ZHZ.

Of course all this fun and exclusivity will come with a huge price tag that Hertz has yet to announce.

Click through for the press release.

Press Release:

Hertz Does It Again; Company Rolls Out Corvette ZHZ, an Exclusive, Limited-Edition, Performance Car for Customers Seeking to Add More Fun and Excitement to Their Trips

PARK RIDGE, NJ–Jun 9, 2008 — Get ready to start your engines! The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ – News) has teamed up with General Motors to launch the Corvette ZHZ, a special limited-edition, high-performance super-car now available for rental exclusively through Hertz. Equipped with a 436-horsepower, V-8 engine, the Corvette ZHZ is the newest showcase car in the Hertz Fun Collection, which features a series of sporty vehicles designed to make the drive a key part of the journey.

Recognizing the special appeal of Corvettes to owners and would-be owners, Hertz is adding 500 Corvette ZHZ models to its airport locations in 24 major metropolitan cities across 14 states and Washington, D.C. through June 16, 2008, so this summer you can take to the road in style, wherever your trip takes you. The first Corvette ZHZs debut this month at Hertz airport locations in major cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer the limited-edition Corvette ZHZ as part of our Fun Collection fleet,” said Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Hertz. “With the launch of this exclusive program, customers can experience the thrill of renting a high-performance car that provides the utmost in driving experiences while adding a splash of fun with its distinctive look.”

Finished in Hertz’ iconic yellow with an exclusive center exterior black stripe, the Corvette ZHZ features a paddle-shift automatic transmission and 6.2-liter engine with plenty of reserve power for passing. The Corvette ZHZ also features a dual-mode exhaust system, magnetic selective ride control with “tour” and “sport” settings for a customized ride, and specific 18-inch front and 19-inch rear chrome seven-spoke performance wheels. The Corvette ZHZ’s performance exhaust system ensures the aggressive sound performance loved by auto enthusiasts.

The Corvette ZHZ also features a distinctive look, with dramatic fender forms and exposed headlamps combined with the grille and center-exit exhaust, round tail lamps, tapered rear deck, a rear spoiler and body color door handles to create a dramatic visual identity. In addition, the car comes equipped with a screen mesh package that provides side covers, exhaust plate screen and a grille mesh; under-hood blanket with the Corvette emblem and lamp kit; specific console armrest with ZHZ embroidery and a Hertz fender emblem and floor mat embroidery designed by GM.

The Corvette ZHZ will be available as part of the Fun Collection fleet at the following Hertz airport locations: Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach and Tampa, FL; Savannah, GA; Maui and Oahu, HI; Boston, MA; Newark, NJ ; Charlotte, NC; Portland, OR; Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Dallas and Houston, TX; Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC (Dulles Airport).