The lovely thing about HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ is how utterly indistinguishable it can be from reality. Such is the case with this car rental listing for a custom Ford Escape with the Aviato logo slapped all over it.
Aviato, as fans of the show may recognize, is the company founded by Erlich Bachman – the lovable, narcissistic buffoon who hosted Richard Hendricks while he was building Pied Piper in his incubator.
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The next time you’re heading to an important meeting or startup launch event, you can arrive in style with the Aviato Ford Escape for the low, low price of just $49 a day. No promises on whether Erlich’s shrooms are still left in the glove compartment though, but the listing does specify heavily that smoking is ironically not allowed.
Hosted by peer-to-peer car rental service Turo, the listing seems decently real and is advertised on Turo’s front page. Despite the owner listed as “Erlich B.” and its sole review from a tech journalist, we did manage to get up to the payment page when attempting to register to rent.