Porsche has partnered with US-based peer-to-peer car sharing company Turo, for a pilot project which allows for short-term access to Porsche vehicles owned by private individuals.
Named “Porsche Host”, the programme will be available to customers in Los Angeles and San Francisco via the Turo app and website from October 8. Porsche said that the owners of the cars have been specially trained in how to provide the premium experience that is typical of Porsche to the drivers wishing to hire their sports cars.
The programme will also open up the Porsche driving experience to short-term users in addition to those who actually own a Porsche. Vehicles can be hired for one day or for an entire month.
“I have always been a Porsche fan myself, and I enjoy the feeling of handing over the keys to my own 911 to another Porsche connoisseur for a short time,” says Andre Haddad, CEO of Turo.
Besides the aforementioned Host, Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is offering another short-term rental pilot called Porsche Drive. The program offers a range of new Porsche models for few hours or up to a week.
Once the reservation is confirmed, the vehicle will be delivered within two hours to the customer’s requested location in metro Atlanta. The service features hourly (4-hour minimum), daily, and weekly usage options for current model cars from all 6 Porsche model lines, including the iconic 911. Access to specific model variants will depend upon availability.
Prices for Porsche Drive start from $269 (+ taxes and fees) for 4 hours in a Macan or 718 Cayman or Boxster, to $2,909 (+ taxes and fees) for weekly usage of a 911. Clutch Technologies LLC will manage customer interaction as well as the end-to-end service delivery for Porsche Drive.