Hyundai kicked off New York Comic Con by unveiling the Hyundai Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine. It was selected from 82,500 vehicles that were created with The Walking Dead Chop Shop app that let fans create the vehicle they thought would be best to drive during the zombie apocalypse. Winner Anson Kuo’s modified Santa Fe was chosen as the best design and then brought to life with the help of Galpin Auto Sports (GAS).
“My main design goal was to make the vehicle as stealthy and spacious as possible,” said Kuo. “I knew knives and blades would be the best bet for weaponry – they could slice and dice the zombies without releasing any ammunition. Basing the design on the Santa Fe allows space for extra passengers as well as weapons, supplies and all the other necessary items needed during a real zombie apocalypse.”
GAS took that idea to heart and the vehicle sports knife blades, an automatic crossbow, razor-wired windows, three machine guns, a samurai sword, aluminum armor and even a silencer for the muffler. Fans attending NYCC will be able to see the car and even take a seat behind the wheel.
If you’re at the con, head to booth #542 to see it for yourself. If you’re sitting at home, no worries, Nerd Approved is at New York Comic Con and we’ll have plenty of news and photographs to make you feel like you’re at the show, too.
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