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Hyundai prepares for the zombie apocalypse

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In preparation for this year's San Diego Comic Con, Hyundai has partnered with The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman to design the ultimate "Apocalypsemobile".

(Credit: Hyundai)

One thing that we often see in zombie stories: the heroes get into a car. The heroes start the car. Alerted by the sound of an engine running, zombies mob the car, leading to a desperate struggle of some kind or another.

This is Hyundai's solution. Called the Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine, the car looks like what happens when a snowmobile goes to hell and back. Bristling with armour and weaponry, the coupe features a spiked zombie catcher on the front, wheel spikes/blades (for cutting the undead off at the ankle, we assume), slatted window armour, a roof hatch so that passengers can pop up and shoot at zombies, an electric rear boot for weapons storage, plus in-car compartments and all-terrain wheels.

If you're heading over to San Diego, California, Hyundai will be unveiling the finished car at Comic-Con on preview night, 11 July, at the Future US booth.

You can find out more at (where US residents can also enter to win a 2013 Hyundai Elantra — although, not the Zombie Survival Machine, we're sad to say), or watch the video below.

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PashaY posted a comment   

and i guess you can be wearing this shirt while driving it.. :P


DamienC1 posted a comment   

Those 'things' hanging off the wheels, look like they would be really good at getting you wedged somewhere against a wall or something and if they don't do that then all the zombies they will hit will do some serious damage to the bearings. Also those spike on the front look great but I imagine after they impale about 20 zombies on them they will weigh the front of the car down and cause some serious handling issues. Made blades and not spikes would have been a better idea.
Also no fixed external weapons. What the? Should be at least some 30 cal on the roof line. And probably a 4x4 Santa fe would have been a better choice as you will be driving over a lot of corpses.

Am I looking into this too much!! :)

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