Saturday, June 30, 2012
Hyundai prepares for the apocalypse with Zombie Survival Machine
Hyundai is getting in on the incessant zombie trend with an actual concept car designed to mow down the fearsome hordes of undead brain suckers. It's called the Zombie Survival Machine, and it looks exactly like what it sounds like. Hyundai has partnered with Robert Kirkman, creator of the famed comic book and graphic novel The Walking Dead, in building the concept for Comic-Con.
"I don't know a lot about cars, but I do know a lot about the zombie apocalypse and what I would like to have to survive," Kirkman explains in the video below. "I think that I'll be able to come up with something that looks cool, but may not be very practical or effective, because I'm not good with physics and things like that."
Helping keep the car as practical and effective as a zombie-survival mobile can ever be are Hyundai and Design Craft Fabrication. The design includes such customized features as a custom zombie plow with spikes, slatted armored window coverings, a roof hatch to allow passengers to shoot at walkers, an electric rear trunk to house weapons, all‐terrain tires, weapons storage compartments and a CB radio/PA system. Hyundai also promises much more.
While the Hyundai Elantra probably wouldn't be the first car you'd think of as an armored tool of undead destruction, Hyundai has done a pretty good job in fleshing this thing out. The undead don't stand a chance.
Below you can see the first in a four-part series on the Zombie Survival Machine's development. Kirkland explains his role in the project. Hyundai has launched Hyundaiundead.com, where you can follow along with future installments. It will debut the concept car on the July 11 preview night at Future US's booth at Comic-Con. Comic-Con runs from July 12 to 15 in San Diego.