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Hyundai's Zombie Survival Machine
Fox News ^ | June 18, 2012 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 06/18/2012 9:44:23 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Hyundai's Zombie Survival Machine

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Hyundai is looking toward the future.

Unfortunately it’s a bleak future, where humanity is on the verge of extinction brought upon by the Zombie Apocalypse, but, hey, you’ve 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 Pitt’s 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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Zombie Killing Vehicles

Well ... San Diego Comic Con is just a skip and jump away from LegoLand in nearby Carlsbad

1 posted on 06/18/2012 9:44:35 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Zombies Should be quite useful this coming November ...
2 posted on 06/18/2012 9:46:09 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Boy, I would LOVE to drive that right through a zombie rally for...er nevermind.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 9:55:22 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

4 posted on 06/18/2012 10:12:00 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1245 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


5 posted on 06/18/2012 10:17:08 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: DogByte6RER

I think we need the street cleaners from Soylent Green. They bring a whole new meaning to “smackdown.”


6 posted on 06/18/2012 10:18:34 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: DogByte6RER
Don't know what to Post.
I just want everyone to see my Tagline.
7 posted on 06/18/2012 10:21:31 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: DogByte6RER
Sorry, but the 'design' shown in the sketch is completely devoid of a truly workable Zombie Car.

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.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 10:22:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: chris37

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.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 10:25:07 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: DogByte6RER

P.S. That model is also a front wheel drive. So you don’t get stuck in the mush from all the vaporized zombies.


10 posted on 06/18/2012 10:32:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Zombie non-ping


11 posted on 06/18/2012 10:33:24 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: UCANSEE2

I like this.

You can just beat them to death while looking for land mines


12 posted on 06/18/2012 11:00:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: DogByte6RER
And they'll call it:

Attila (the Hyundai).

13 posted on 06/18/2012 11:10:32 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: UCANSEE2

14 posted on 06/18/2012 11:55:14 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: DogByte6RER

That’s cute!


15 posted on 06/19/2012 12:12:40 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: All

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.


16 posted on 06/19/2012 12:19:22 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: DogByte6RER

17 posted on 06/19/2012 12:19:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I like it. No flat tires, and you really don’t have to worry about the paint...


18 posted on 06/19/2012 1:55:45 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: DogByte6RER
Excellent. We just need to prepare ourselves according to the CDC guide on surviving a zombie apocalypse, and we're set.
19 posted on 06/19/2012 2:39:52 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

It looks painted to me. Is that what they call “shabby chic” these days?


20 posted on 06/19/2012 4:24:45 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitution? Oh, you mean that thing we USED to have.)
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To: DogByte6RER
The South Africans saw this coming years ago.


21 posted on 06/19/2012 4:40:41 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: JoeProBono

I would get one of those military pieces of equipment that is used to detect tank mines, has that big flaying series of chains on the front. I can build one easily in a couple of days being a hydraulic fabricator.

Next choice would be one of those Caltrans front auger snow removal machines from the Sierra Mountain highways. Overall vehicle must be armored enough from a mass attack, explosion proof windows and an exterior fire suppression system.

Obviously the vehicle must be able to clear a path up front so it must have a means of collection bodies and ejection them either whole or in puree form, then the vehicle should have a strong defense like any outside hatches being polarized with high voltage.

And then there is offensive firepower, I may stay awy from using bullets unless I had no less than four Dillon 134 miniguns at each quarter of said vehicle, ammo weight tends to be problematic so a primary weapons system instead will be a modified multi barrel paintball gun fed from on board air supply, and these won’t be normal paintballs, actually they won’t have any paint.

Contents could be acids, gas, white phosphorus and even napalm. Even ping pong balls filled with hydrogen.


22 posted on 06/19/2012 4:42:06 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Islamoprogressivenists need not reply.)
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To: Eye of Unk

23 posted on 06/19/2012 5:10:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Kickass Conservative

LOL. Perfect tag for the thread, even without a comment.


24 posted on 06/19/2012 6:30:28 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Pecos

Painted or not, a quick spray from the can, a dab of what’s available and it’s back in business, ‘shiny’ as ever...no worries!


25 posted on 06/19/2012 7:27:47 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Even in religious terms it’s still a creepy word.

Especially if you are a member of the Sanhedrin.

26 posted on 06/19/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT by xone
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To: Kickass Conservative

Good tagline...


27 posted on 06/19/2012 8:04:33 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1246 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: uglybiker
GROAN!
28 posted on 06/19/2012 8:08:08 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1246 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I know one person who refers to the post Crucifixion teachings as Jesus’ zombie phase...


29 posted on 06/19/2012 8:10:41 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1246 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: DogByte6RER; RandallFlagg

ping


30 posted on 06/19/2012 8:23:44 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: CholeraJoe; Delta 21; Nikas777; NoAmnesty; Yorlik803; TheOldLady; The Comedian; OB1kNOb; ...


Thanks to DogByte6RER for the ping.
31 posted on 06/19/2012 6:19:58 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg
well... i got the Hyundai, now all i need are the bits
32 posted on 06/19/2012 6:47:08 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Valpal1; null and void; RandallFlagg; DogByte6RER
I don’t think the spikes on the cow catcher are a good idea.

I agree. You need something to grind them up and spit them out.


33 posted on 06/19/2012 7:33:53 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: Chode

“well... i got the Hyundai, now all i need are the bits”

I have a Hyundai Elantra (4 door). I put a dog seat on the passenger side for my 4 lb. Yorkie. I think she would be a good lookout for approaching Zombies.

Have to ask my Hyundai dealer if they can install those anti-Zombie “bits” on my Elantra.


34 posted on 06/19/2012 7:38:30 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: Chode

“well... i got the Hyundai, now all i need are the bits”

I have a Hyundai Elantra (4 door). I put a dog seat on the passenger side for my 4 lb. Yorkie. I think she would be a good lookout for approaching Zombies.

Have to ask my Hyundai dealer if they can install those anti-Zombie “bits” on my Elantra.


35 posted on 06/19/2012 7:41:09 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: Marcella
mine is a 4D also... i have to go in for an oil change next month i'll have to ask
36 posted on 06/19/2012 8:00:02 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

“i have to go in for an oil change next month i’ll have to ask”

I had an oil change,etc. last week. Do ask them and let me know what they say.


37 posted on 06/19/2012 9:30:16 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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