Bachman's Aviato car from 'Silicon Valley' is now available to rent in real life
If you've ever had dreams of rolling through town like Silicon Valley's entrepreneur extraordinaire and hair icon Erlich Bachman, here's your chance to make them a reality.
Real-life Silicon Valley startup Turo is offering a chance to rent the SUV driven by T.J. Miller's character on the HBO series. The 2006 Ford Escape runs $46 a day, features leather seats that will "cradle your buttocks like the firm grasp of a loving mother" and, of course, comes wrapped in the branding of Aviato, the startup that nodoby really seems to understand, but that Bachman sold on the series to fund his incubator.
If you need a refresher, you might remember this exchange between Bachman and newly appointed Pied Piper CEO Jack Barker.
Turo says that the Aviato SUV is only available for rent right now in San Francisco, but that the vehicle will be touring the U.S. over the next year giving people in other regions a chance to roll like a guy who knows HTML (how to meet ladies).
Even if you're not interested in a rental, the listing for Bachman's car is worth checking out—it was written by writers from the actual series. Here's a taste:
The sleek, sexy-as-sin Ford Escape is swathed in branding from the legendary startup, Aviato. Perhaps you've heard of it? Aviato is much more than just a company acquired by Frontier Airlines -- it was once the modest seed that helped to grow the giant redwood of Bachmanity Capital and the Palo Alto Hacker Hostel, both founded by distinguished Silicon Valley investor/visionary/mentor Erlich Bachman.
Turo, by the way, is sort of like Airbnb, but for cars, allowing people to list their own vehicles as rentals through the site. A few of the more unique rentals available include the car from Mad Max and the National Lampoon's Vacation station wagon.