It is monstrously scary and sure to send a chill up any zombie hunter's spine, Hyundai has conjured up a Santa Fe SUV "Zombie Survival Machine" via a competition that was entered by fans of the hit TV series "The Walking Dead."
According to the Korean automaker, 82,000 fans of the show contributed custom zombie 'destructo' design ideas for the Veloster, Santa Fe and Elantra Hyundai vehicles. The winning spooky ride, the Santa Fe, which is being showcased this weekend at New York Comic Con, one the world's largest pop culture events on the East coast, was created by a fan who used "The Walking Dead" Chop Shop app.
The whole theme of the competition which was a partnership between the automaker and "The Walking Dead's" creator Robert Kirkman was for fans to come up with a modified Hyundai, that could best survive the zombie apocalypse.
Anson Kuo took the spotlight for best design which was based on his own new car but the visual impact of his rendition was kicked up a notch by 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,” Kuo stated in a press release.
Kuo's killer SUV features every weapon imaginable for slaying the living dead-- automatic crossbow, razor-wired windows, three machine guns, a samurai sword, aluminum armor and even a muffler silencer.
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If you happen to be in New York City this weekend and are a fan of the 'Walking Dead' series, check out the Hyundai Santa Fe fright mobile at New York Comic Con 2013 which hosts the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and more until Sunday, October 13 at the Javits Center. www.newyorkcomiccon.com
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