Hyundai unveils Elantra Coupe-based Zombie Survival Machine at Comic-Con

hyundai elantra zombie survival machine unveils coupe based at comic con

In that desperate moment, when your existence on this earth hangs by a thread, cornered in dark alley with all hope ripped from your very being, the zombie horde shuffling toward you with its relentless undead zeal, a moaning rabble of flesh and bone hungry for every inch of your depleted and exhausted body, know this: You probably would have survived had you been able to cruise around in Hyundai’s Zombie Survival Machine.

Thankfully that day will never come (or will it?!). But just in case it does, Hyundai has you covered. The Korean automaker recently showed off its Elantra-based Zombie Survival Machine at this year’s Comic-Con and needless to say it’s quite the impressive piece.

Hyundai Zombie Survival Machine side

Designed by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, the menacing coupe sports dangerously delicious, zombie-killin’ features including a spiked-out, custom-made front-end zombie plow, armored window coverings (you’ll need to keep an eye out for strapped survivors just as much those pesky walkers), a conveniently placed roof hatch, and a trunk full of electric and pneumatic weaponry. The apocalypse-ready coupe is even outfitted with spiked all-terrain tires, front and back end floodlights, and CB radio for those lonely nights when you’re desperately searching for any remnants of humanity.

The car marks the release of the 100th issue of The Walking Dead comic and fans of the series, and gearheads alike, will surely get a kick out of it.

Hyundai Zombie Survival Machine trunk

“Our custom Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine is the ultimate car for The Walking Dead fans and anyone who wants to survive a zombie invasion,” said Steve Shannon, vice president of Marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “We are excited for fans to come and experience the Elantra Coupe and GT in a unique, post-apocalyptic way.”

On top showcasing the car at this year’s Comic-Con, event attendees were allowed to slip inside the vehicle and see for themselves all the undead-inspired features crammed in, with a limited edition “owners manual” on hand illustrating how each of the coupe’s unique features could be used to take down walkers.

The Walking Dead will kick off its third season on AMC this October.


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