P.J. O'Rourke has a famous quip about the fastest car is a rental car. Maybe that is the logic behind the SS badge-wearing LT Camaro
convertible that Hertz has in its Hawaiian Islands, fleet of cars.
Youtube user, Eddie Ramones and his wife were on Oahu for their honeymoon and reserved a full-sized car from Hertz for their trip. When they arrived at Hertz they decided to upgrade to an SS convertible.
In a post to Camaro5
, Ramones said "I saw the SS ad flashing by on the TV behind the counter and I bit. I thought it would be nice introduction to a V8 5th gen car for when I look for one next year."
Ramones owns a 2002 V6 Camaro and when he and his wife drove off in the convertible he noticed it felt much less powerful than a 400hp car should. He eventually looked under the hood and noticed that the V8 is missing two cylinders.
Ramones made a video (see below) and posted it to youtube. He determines that it is actually an LT model wearing an SS badge on the tail but missing the badge that should be on the grille. It is also missing the hood scoop that is on the current SS Camaro.
The VIN on the car matches the one that is on the title that is in the glovebox.That title is for a V6 Camaro. Ramones went back to Hertz and alerted the company to the issue, they have discounted his rental price to what he would have originally paid for the full-sized car that he had reserved.
We called Hertz spokesperson, Paula Rivera and she said that "we are loking into it." She went on to say that "we have set the car aside until we are sure what's going on and can take the appropriate action." When asked about how this car could have ended up with SS badges, Rivera said that she "cannot comment at this time."
LT in SS clothing - YouTube
[Source: GM Authority]