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Hyundai presents another car designed for fighting zombies

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October 7, 2013

The Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine is heavy on the knives, to conserve bullets

The Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine is heavy on the knives, to conserve bullets

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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, the concept was tu...

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.

Source: Hyundai

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4 Comments

Make sure to set the blades at the back of the machine facing BACKWARDS so we can slice and dice in reverse as well!

sugamari
7th October, 2013 @ 03:52 pm PDT

But in a biocontaminated vehicle, how long would the occupants live.

L1ma
8th October, 2013 @ 02:18 am PDT

that car would win the death race 2000 with david carradine

tampa florida
8th October, 2013 @ 07:13 pm PDT

L1ma - have you not seen the Walking Dead? Everyone's contaminated. If they die, they become a zombie anyway. Biocontamination is not an issue.

Tom Howell
12th October, 2013 @ 03:01 pm PDT
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