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The Walking Dead Teams With Hyundai To Make Zombie-Proof Car

 

The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series based on a comic book series by Robert Kirkman. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Sheriff’s deputy who wakes up after being in a coma to find the world dominated by zombies. He sets out to find his family and other survivors along the way.

In season 2 the survivors make a pretty big deal over their Hyundai Tucson (which was part of a car give away sweepstakes), and now Hyundai is doing it again. The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has teamed up with Hyundai to create a zombie-proof car in honor of the 100th issue of the comic book.

Kirkman’s Skybound imprint and Hyundai present the Elantra GT Coupe sweepstakes. Kirkman did a promotional video, which can be viewed here, where he was quoted saying “but I do know a lot about zombie apocalypse and what I would like to have to survive. And so I think I’ll be able to come up with something that looks cool but may not be very practical or effective because I’m not good with physics and stuff like that. But it seemed like a fun challenge.”

Kirkman did in fact design a modified Hyundai for zombie-avoiding purposes. Key protective features of the vehicle include a spiked cow catcher for plowing through slow-moving zombie mobs, spinning blades protruding from the wheel hubs, slotted metal plates protecting the windows and a metal fence that pops up around the sunroof opening to create a protected firing position. The car runs on all-terrain rally style tires for high speed driving and has an old-school CB radio to communicate with other survivors.

The zombie-proof car will be on display at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, at the Hyundai Undead booth. Hyundai Phoenix fans can enter the sweepstakes now at http://www.hyundaiundead.com/. The sweepstakes ends July 31 and the grand prize winner gets a 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT. For more information on the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT or on any Hyundai drop in to your Chapman Hyundai dealer.

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