There has been an influx of zombie fever over the past few weeks.
To be fair, zombie fever has always been a slightly-dangerous, but highly-contagious epidemic, but after signs of the zombie apocalypse have been breaching media outlets and stirring up an Internet-style fear/joke, it’s been stronger than ever.
So it’s not surprising then that this kind of thing is in the works. It’s a survivor’s greatest weapon, as it solves the majority of apocalyptic problems, and helps to conserve your ammo supply. It gets you from place to place, and keeps you insulated but still ready to strike in the event of a hoard. It’s something that would make even Batman jealous. If you read the headline, or looked at that awesome picture up top, you already know what I’m talking about.
It was recently revealed that Hyundai is currently in a partnership with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman to create a special 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe specifically designed for the undead uprising.
No this does not mean that you can soon buy one of these death machines (although that would be awesome). It’s just a publicity stunt, a machine created for showing at San Diego Comic Con this year in celebration of The Walking Dead’s 100th issue.
The car was designed by Kirkman himself, who even admits that he knows nothing about cars. He sketched what he thought would be the best design, and handed it over to engineers to make it a reality.
“I just think back to all issues… and different ways zombies were taken out, and different scenarios that they were in, and what they would need to get out of them, and basically just design that around a car,” Kirkman said.
The car features a number of things that’ll help its owner survive, including a cow catcher, plenty of lighting, a CB radio, metal plating on the windows, and an opening on top of the car surrounded by a guard rail.
You also can’t forget about the blades on the wheels, and the battering ram on the front bumper that makes it look straight out The Road Warrior. A lot of people would pay good money to own one. The car is too dangerous for our civil society’s public roads (civil has the loosest meaning here), but maybe we can hope for a zombie apocalypse so we can all get our hands on one. Where’s that bath salts guy?
“I think every character in the book would like to drive a Hyundai Elantra,” said Kirkman.
With this design? Absolutely. Bring on the walkers.