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.