LONDON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), has announced that the famous McLaren MP4-12C sports car (12C) is now available for hire for the first time ever, offered exclusively by Hertz / Premiere Velocity in the UK. With the 12C, customers will be able to experience McLaren's Formula 1 technology for the first time in a road car, which can be booked on www.hertzsupercars.com.
Michel Taride, President, Hertz International and Executive Vice-President, Hertz Corporation, said: "Hertz aspires to offer truly innovative rental experiences to our customers, and the spell-binding McLaren MP4-12C provides an opportunity of a lifetime to experience Formula 1 race-bred technologies on the road. We are very excited to offer the exclusive hire of the exhilarating sports car from www.hertzsupercars.com."
The McLaren MP4-12C has been designed and developed by a world-class team of engineers and test drivers to set new standards in performance for the road. The 12C features a 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine, which produces 592hp and 600Nm torque.
Demonstrating McLaren's motorsport DNA, the 12C's unique carbon fiber 'MonoCell' chassis weighs just over 165 lbs. The McLaren Airbrake and McLaren Brake Steer support 12C dynamics and bespoke ProActive Chassis Control suspension and SSG transmission deliver ultimate track times and supreme comfort on the road.
The McLaren retails at 212,000 pounds Sterling. Hertz customers can experience this luxury by hiring the supercar from rates starting at 1134.30 pounds for a single day mid-week. The rates reduce to 906.30 pounds per day for rentals lasting over 28 days. Terms and conditions apply, which are available on www.hertzsupercars.com.
About Hertz / Premiere Velocity Supercar Partnership Through the exclusive Hertz / Premiere Velocity partnership, customers are able to drive some of the world's most desirable super cars. In addition to the McLaren MP4-12C, the Lamborghini LP560-4 Bicolore, Porsche Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Ferrari 458 Italia, Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes S Class Brabus are only available to renters through the Premiere Velocity service. Other super cars on offer include the Rolls Royce Phantom, the Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster and McLaren MP4. Customers can be provided with a meet and greet service that delivers cars to an agreed location such as home, hotel, office or airport.
About McLaren Automotive McLaren Automotive Limited is an independent company, chaired by Ron Dennis. It is based at the McLaren Technology Center, the McLaren Group's headquarters, in Surrey, England. McLaren Automotive North America is based in New York and has 10 dealers throughout North America. McLaren Automotive's debut model is the MP4-12C. The 12C will have a unique one-piece molded carbon fiber chassis and has a bespoke V8, twin-turbo engine with 592 horsepower and 443 ft-lb of torque and is mated to a 7-speed Seamless Shift transmission. McLaren has not built a racing or road car on anything other than a carbon fiber chassis in 30 years.
About Hertz Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,500 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 119 major airports in Europe. In addition, the Company has sales and marketing centers in 60 countries which promote Hertz business both within and outside such country.
Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Choice, Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, onboard navigation systems, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.
In 2008, the Company entered the global car sharing market with its service now referred to as Hertz On Demand which rents cars by the hour and/or by the day, at various locations in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of rental equipment, from small tools and supplies to earthmoving equipment, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers, from approximately 315 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France, Spain, Italy and Saudi Arabia, as well as through its international licensees.
Hertz also owns Donlen Corporation, based in Northbrook, Illinois, which is a leader in providing fleet leasing and management services.
SOURCE Hertz Corporation