Hertz Drives with Premiere Velocity in the UK

The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) has announced that the 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 http://www.hertzsupercars.com.

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 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, according to Hertz.

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Earlier, Hertz offered a new electric bicycle offering in Spain following the launch in London. Hertz customers could explore the provinces of Granada, Almería, Alicante, Valencia, Pontevedra, Álava, Barcelona and the islands of Mallorca and Formentera, with a choice of nine different Swiss Flyer electric bikes available from 24 euros a day. (Read: Hertz Offers Electric Bicycles for Rental)

Moreover, CODA Automotive, a California-based electric car and battery company, and Hertz entered into a partnership making 100% all-electric CODA sedans available at select Southern California Hertz locations. (Read: Electric Cars to Pick Up Speed with New Tie-up)

The McLaren retails at GBP212,000 (UK pounds sterling). Hertz customers can experience it by hiring the supercar from rates starting at GBP1134.30 for a single day mid-week. The rates reduce to GBP906.30 per day for rentals lasting over 28 days. It was announced today, March 29.

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Through the exclusive Hertz / Première 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 Première 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.

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.

Hertz is a leading worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from 8,500 corporate and licensee locations in about 150 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand.

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