Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine officially revealed

Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine 13.7.2012
Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine 13.7.2012

A car for the end of the world

Hyundai has officially unveiled the Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine at San Diego's Comic-Con.

Designed by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, the one-off model was fabricated by Design Craft and features a spiked "zombie plow," armored windows and a roof hatch that is perfect for drive-by shootings. There's also floodlights, all-terrain tires, a CB radio and a trunk full of weaponry.

According to Steve Shannon, Hyundai's American vice president of Marketing, "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. We are excited for fans to come and experience the Elantra Coupe and GT in a unique, post-apocalyptic way."

Source: Hyundai


COSTA MESA, Calif., July 12, 2012 - Much to the dismay of zombies around the world, a Zombie Survival Machine was unveiled last night at San Diego's Comic-Con. The customized Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine, designed by The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman and fabricated by Design Craft, was revealed on the Comic-Con floor at the Future US booth.

Hyundai's Zombie Survival Machine showcases modifications including: a front-end custom zombie plow with spikes, armored window coverings, a roof hatch to allow passengers to fend off attacking walkers, a trunk full of electric and pneumatic weaponry, front and back end floodlights, spiked all-terrain/rally type tires, a CB radio system and much more. Fans can view a series of behind-the-scenes videos that detail the creation of the Zombie Survival Machine and showcase the car build from start to finish at HyundaiUndead.com and on Skybound.com

"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."

The Hyundai Undead program celebrates the release of the 100th issue of The Walking Dead comic. In addition to the Zombie Survival Machine, Kirkman, Skybound and Hyundai also created a Hyundai Elantra GT wrapped in the cover of The Walking Dead 100th issue by artist Charlie Adlard. All of these events will be celebrated at the private The Walking Dead 100th Issue VIP Black Carpet Event on July 13.

Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning comic and best-selling graphic novels, The Walking Dead are the talk of Comic-Con already. "Working with Hyundai on this Zombie Survival Machine was a total blast and I am excited to share this stunning vehicle with all the fans," said Kirkman.

Comic-Con attendees will be able to take pictures with the Zombie Survival Machine at the Future US booth, and get inside the vehicle to check out all of the features, including a limited run illustrated owner's manual that walks drivers through the machine's unique features and prepares them for the gruesome realities of the zombie apocalypse. The booth will also feature a Zombie Target practice area and a zombie costume contest.

Visit HyundaiUndead.com to learn more and see all the details at Skybound.com. Enter for a chance to win a 2013 Elantra GT at HyundaiUndead.com, the Skybound booth or the Future US booth at San Diego Comic-Con. Attendees are encouraged to tweet about their experience using hashtag #HyundaiUndead.

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alihijazi alihijazi
pointless car
Jul 17th, 2012 5:00pm
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Aditya.Ramesh Aditya.Ramesh
A STUPID STUNT and even uglier then ever
Jul 16th, 2012 8:17pm
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afterace2 afterace2
oh thank god, we are finally saved!
Jul 16th, 2012 12:41pm
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ToneCV ToneCV
Ridiculo !
Jul 16th, 2012 10:32am
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mickey_f1 mickey_f1
It's interesting how every time there is a Hyundai post here the haters break out! Seems to be some kind of mainstram thinking but to me it's pure ingorance as I've seen so many people changing their mind about Hyundai after driving one, myself included. Nowadays pretty much every car maker is producing some good models.
Jul 14th, 2012 12:03pm
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manual-trans manual-trans
It looks very much like a snowplower to me!
Jul 14th, 2012 1:02am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
No thanks, I'll just use a Nokia 3310 as a weapon to protect myself against zombies. Much cheaper option!
Jul 13th, 2012 11:18pm
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slim slim
In most horror movies when youre trying to get away from the killer, for some reason the car never starts on time, and what better company to represent a crappy car that wont start to save your a$$ when the zombie is standing right in front of the car. Then once you have the zombie give you a jump start from his Toyota Camry, you can get back to the movie in progress. So next move you floor the gas pedal and try to run him over with this zombie killing machine. But with only 148hp and 131 torque plus the added weight of the snow plow, spikes and guns lets be serious who is this thing stopping? Im sure the transmission would give out and the engine would overheat in those desert temperatures. Not to mention gas mileage would be horrendous. Wouldnt a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid make MUCH MUCH more sense in a post apocalyptic zombie world? Or better yet an Escalade Hybrid which is designed to accomodate a plow and can carry tons of weapons and equipment while carrying up to 8 passengers in relative comfort. If a zombie take over ever happened, the last car on earth I would feel safe in would be a Hyundai. I would rather steal a S600 Pullman with the whole Middle Eastern security and armor package with bulletproof glass and armor that can withstand a direct grenade blast. Hell, I'd even take a Volvo 240, not a freaking Hyundai. Can you imagine the look on the zombies' faces when they see this coming. They will die laughing or better yet come back to life laughing. They will play pranks on you all day long. You park it in front of your hideout only to find out the zombies picked your Elantra up and moved it to a handicapped parking spot and now you have a ticket and a boot on your car. They'll break into it, steal your music and replace your CD's with Elton John and Liza Minelli music then put a rainbow sticker on your bumper. If my life depended on it, I would much rather a Japanese car, thank you.
Jul 13th, 2012 10:42pm
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lol you are right about the car never starts on time and only starts when the killer or a zombie is trying to open the door or break the window hahahaha same scenario in all movies.
Jul 14th, 2012 12:34am
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Han Solo Han Solo
I agree...how can a 148 hp and 131 Nm pull anything, let alone a car with all that armour...the Zombies would die laughing... hahaha
Jul 16th, 2012 6:48am
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hunker7 hunker7
Jul 13th, 2012 10:11pm
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