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Posted on 06/18/2012 9:44:23 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Hyundai's Zombie Survival Machine
Hyundai is looking toward the future.
Unfortunately its a bleak future, where humanity is on the verge of extinction brought upon by the Zombie Apocalypse, but, hey, youve got to plan for everything, right?
The automaker has teamed up with the creator of the The Walking Dead comic book series, Robert Kirkman, to create a Zombie Survival Machine based on its new Elantra Coupe, which will be unveiled at San Diego Comic Con on July 11th.
The car was designed by Kirkman who tapped a decade of experience vanquishing zombies to come up with the key protective features of the vehicle. These include a spiked cow catcher for plowing through slow-moving zombie mobs, spinning blades protruding from the wheel hubs, slotted metal plates protecting the windows and a metal fence that pops up around the sunroof opening to create a protected firing position. The car runs on all-terrain rally style tires for high speed driving and has an old-school CB radio to communicate with other survivors.
Talk about safety as a selling point.
Zombie culture has reached apocalyptic levels in recent years, with dozens of best-selling books, a TV version of The Walking Dead, and Brad Pitts upcoming film, World War Z on the way. Although we hope that the Zombie Survival Machine will ever need to go into production, an illustrated version of it will appear in the 100th issue of The Walking Dead, where Hyundai hopes it will connect with fans and send hordes into its showrooms.
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Boy, I would LOVE to drive that right through a zombie rally for...er nevermind.
I don’t think the spikes on the cow catcher are a good idea. It’s just going to result in being slowed down by impaled zombies that you will have to clean off when you stop. And they may still be active and dangerous, since they haven’t been decapitated or had their brain matter obliterated.
I think we need the street cleaners from Soylent Green. They bring a whole new meaning to “smackdown.”
Imagine having to pull over to pry the dead bodies out from between the front spikes, so you can see the road.
It's just ridiculous.
I'd have to go retro.
They are making a very good quality product now at a fair price; it would probably sell, although getting the front bumper through the DOT might be a problem; certainly the extra equipment is going to knock down the MPG due to weight and aerodynamics issues.
P.S. That model is also a front wheel drive. So you don’t get stuck in the mush from all the vaporized zombies.
I like this.
You can just beat them to death while looking for land mines
Attila (the Hyundai).
Speaking in terms of zombies,does anyone here think the word ‘resurrection’ is creepy? It gives me the chills. I hear the word and I picture ‘Return of the Living Dead’,with all the evil dead people rising up out of their graves.
The Tarman character from the 1985 movie mentioned above still frightens me.
Even in religious terms it’s still a creepy word.
I like it. No flat tires, and you really don’t have to worry about the paint...
It looks painted to me. Is that what they call “shabby chic” these days?
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