With so much hype about the world ending over the past couple of years (Mayan Calendar, Keith Bauer, global warming, etc.) you can't help but feel a little antsy about what the future has in store for us as a species.
The harsh reality is that we humans probably aren't going to be around forever and our demise could come at the hands of any number of sinister events.
This is why we're happy to see that at least one automaker is thinking ahead.
Hyundai recently released an Elantra Coupe specifically designed for a zombie takeover. With all sorts of bells and whistles geared toward surviving an onslaught of undead, you'll be happy to know that the Korean carmaker has our back in the event of an apocalyptic outbreak of a zombie virus.
The specially outfitted Elantra Coupe comes with a front-end custom zombie plow, 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 and a CB radio system.
Hyundai says that the compact car still gets 40 mpg, best in the zombie-slaying class.
Sadly, this car isn't actually going to be in production. Rather, it was designed for the 100th edition of The Walking Dead comic by creator Robert Kirkman and was unveiled Thursday at Comic Con.
We love the concept, but in the event of a real apocalypse, you're going to need a car that you can actually buy. Here are 7 cars available today that are going to give you the best chance at surviving the end of the world, be it at the hands of zombies, nuclear war or other unfathomably colossal disaster.
These cars are big, bad and can drive pretty much anywhere.
MSRP: $42,545 - $58,440
Invoice: $39,567 - $54,349
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 21 mpg Highway
The Suburban is a solid choice for ensuring your family's survival, assuming they all made it through the apocalyptic event in the first place. With a big 5.3L V8 engine and seating for up to 8 passengers, the Suburban could be outfitted as a small house on wheels.
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Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 25 mpg Highway
Audi's famous AWD system will be of absolute necessity when infrastructure breaks down and the roads are all but impassable. The Q7 TDI also gets 25 mpg on the highway, which is great considering gas stations certainly won't be in operation.
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MSRP: $27,495 - $59,995
Invoice: $27,041 - $56,956
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 23 mpg Highway
One of the most off-road capable vehicles, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an excellent option for tackling the desolate wasteland the earth will become. Additionally, the attractive sheetmetal will provide a little bit of beauty in an otherwise ghastly world.
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Fuel Economy: 14 mpg City, 20 mpg Highway
The Ram 1500 Laramie's massive 5.7L V8 engine offers some serious power for both traversing the wild, uncivilized terrain and towing up to 8,450 lbs of supplies and/or weapons.
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Fuel Economy: 12 mpg City, 15 mpg Highway
The Mercedes-Benz G550 simply looks like it was built to combat chaotic environments. With its military heritage, 5.5L V8 engine, 4MATIC 4WD system and tons of safety features, the G-Class is a very rugged, yet luxurious SUV.
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Fuel Economy: 12 mpg City, 17 mpg Highway
Land Rover has a reputation of making cars than can go pretty much anywhere. The LR4 is a continuation of this tradition. It has an intelligent Terrain-Response four-wheel drivetrain and a nice big 5.0L V8 engine, meaning that you can traverse rugged mountains and harsh deserts in order to find safe havens.
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Fuel Economy: 11 mpg City, 16 mpg Highway
The SVT Raptor delivers utterly outstanding off-road capabilities. In fact, it's so good that the U.S. Border Patrol is going to start using them to guard the most remote and dangerous areas of the United States. With a surprisingly comfortable interior and a big bed for hauling suplies, the SVT Raptor is going to be your best bet for making it through the apocalypse and starting human society anew.
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