Hyundai presents another car designed for fighting zombies
By Ben Coxworth
October 7, 2013
The Walking Dead and Hyundai go together like ... well, like a TV show and one of its main advertisers. And while the always-clean Hyundai Tucson that figures prominently in the show might not be ideal for fighting zombies, the automaker is about to unveil a one-off car that could be – the Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine.
The car was designed by Anson Kuo, a fan of the show who used the Walking Dead Chop Shop app, in which users are able to virtually customize one of three Hyundai models using their choice of a variety of weapons. In Kuo's case, he took a Santa Fe and added features such as knife blades, an automatic crossbow, razor-wired windows, three machine guns, a samurai sword, aluminum armor and a muffler silencer.
After being picked as the winner from approximately 82,500 submissions, his concept was turned into a real vehicle by Galpin Auto Sports. It will be officially unveiled on October 10 at the New York Comic-Con show.
This isn't Hyundai's first foray into Walking Dead-inspired zombie-resistant vehicles. It displayed a Veloster Zombie Survival Machine in July, along with the original Zombie Survival Machine – an Elantra Coupe – last year.