With the supposed dawn of the zombie apocalypse upon us, the world is conjuring up ways on how to survive the human race’s impending doom.
This year, Hyundai and Galpin Auto Sports are presenting another vehicle that promises the same thing. It won’t be an Elantra this time; it’s going to be a Hyundai Veloster , or as the automaker prefers calling it, the Veloster Zombie Survival Machine.
The car is born from the same collaboration of Future US and The Walking Dead that gave us the Elantra Zombie Survival Machine and as the San Diego Comic Con opened its doors yesterday, the Veloster Zombie Survival Machine was there to greet everyone primed and ready for action.
In addition to the car itself, the project will also come with a new iPhone app called The Walking Dead Chop Shop that allows users the ability to design their own Veloster Zombie Survival Machine.
Anybody who submits a design will have a chance to have their creations built and unveiled at the 2013 New York Comic-Con.
Click past the jump to read more about the Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival Machine
The saw blade tooth-like front grill should be enough to ward off the undead, but in the event that they become a little too persistent, the specially designed Veloster has enough tools to make them pay. Whether its the door-mounted flame thrower (a personal favorite) or the base blades and the machine guns, this bad boy has some serious zombie-slaying weaponry on hand.
If those choices of weapons aren’t enough to tickle your zombie-killing tendencies, you can also opt for a spiked baseball bat mounted to the trunk, knife blades from the rear bumper, a double-barrel shotgun with its own mount, quick change front bumper chainsaws, and a samurai sword — yes, there’s a samurai sword.
Far be it for us to drool over this four-wheeled weapon of zombie destruction, the Veloster Zombie Survival Machine also has its own safety features, not the least of which includes a hand-fabricated armor, wrought iron caged headlights, chain link fenced armored taillights, a quick change front bumper horde plow, barbed wire side window cages, window armor, a slit panel armor plated front window screen, and sand bags with cargo hood mounts.
Now that we’ve gone through its safety features and weaponry, it’s also important to know that the Veloster Zombie Survival Machine also has a roof-mounted flood lights and a "Doom Whistle" PA system that allows it to do a little reconnaissance work with other survivors.
The interior of the Veloster Zombie Survival Machine is all about function and survival. With everything going on in the exterior of the car, you’re going to need controls to be able to operate all that weaponry. That’s what you’ll find inside this zombie-buster. Multiple control panels are present inside the cabin, controlling everything from the lights, the weapons, and even the Doom Whistle.
There’s also a number of survival items stowed away, including a sleeping bag, an extra gun, first aid kit, and enough ammo to keep you busy fighting the undead long after your samurai sword has gone dull.
With all these exterior and interior changes done on the Veloster, we hardly think that its performance was still a priority for Hyundai and Galpin Auto Sports. That being said, the Veloster still packs a punch of its own in the form of a 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine that develops 208 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.
Don’t expect to see this car go on sale now - or anytime soon.
Forget about supercars; when zombies run amok in this world, we’re going to need a car that will not only be able to outrun them, but smoke some heads in the process.
The Elantra Zombie Survival Machine was designed in the same vein as the newer Veloster version. There’s a roof to allow passengers to fend off attacking walkers and a trunk full of electric and pneumatic weaponry to blast off their heads. There’s also a custom spiked plow that can clear away deceased carcasses in case you need to actually drive away from all the carnage.
If zombies do come into this world, we wouldn’t mind having this kind of car at our disposal. But for now, we’ll leave it to others. We hardly think we can leave our garage without breaking any gun and safety laws along the way.
- Weapons galore
- Looks bad ass
- Interior controls
- All those weapons are added weight
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