Hertz Turns 100, Offers Special Edition Corvette Z06 to Celebrate

By Paul Riegler on 13 August 2018
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Hertz, which turns 100 this year, announced it will celebrate the milestone by offering the Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06.

Originally known as Rent-a-Car, Inc., the company was founded by Walter Jacobs in Chicago in 1918. It began operations with one dozen Ford Model Ts. In 1923, it was purchased and renamed by John D. Hertz, who owned the Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Company. General Motors acquired Hertz in 1926 and John Hertz reacquired the company in 1953 and there were multiple changes in ownership in the course of the next half century that included United Airlines, Ford.

The special edition Chevrolet Corvette will be available at 14 airport locations including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, and San Francisco.

The Chevrolet Corvette was first introduced in 1953. The Corvette Z06 was introduced in 1963 and the current Z06, which comes with a supercharged aluminum 6.2-liter V8, is capable of developing 650 horspower and 650 pound-feet of torque and going from a standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.95 seconds.

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