2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival Machine Details Include Samurai Sword, Flamethrower
- The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival machine's official specifications, including such items as a samurai sword, flamethrower and machine gun, have been released.
- The cabin features "storage solutions for ammo, weapons and a first-aid kit," according to Hyundai.
- The car debuts today at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
SAN DIEGO — The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival machine's official specifications, including such items as a samurai sword, flamethrower and machine gun, have been released.
The second Hyundai zombie fighter promises to be the ultimate weapon in the fight against the walking dead. A vast array of weaponry includes a baseball bat with spikes mounted to the trunk, knife blades that pop out of the rear bumper, a double-barrel shotgun with mount and a front bumper "horde plow."
There's also a roof-mounted PA system with a "doom whistle" and a slit-panel armor-plated front windshield. The exterior of the car features "Vitamin C textured paint" and hand-fabricated armor.
The cabin features "storage solutions for ammo, weapons and a first-aid kit," according to Hyundai. Machete holders are mounted on either side of the seats and replace conventional cupholders.
The car debuts today at the Future US booth at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
The original Hyundai zombie fighter was an armor-plated 2012 Hyundai Elantra.
The custom Veloster is the work of Hyundai, Galpin Auto Sports and Robert Kirkman, the creator and writer of The Walking Dead.
Zombies have become such a key part of popular culture that U.S. health officials include lengthy mentions of them on the Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Although zombies are certainly not the only favored supernatural creatures in modern times, they appear to be the best conduit to educate the layman about re-emerging infectious diseases such as rabies," said the CDC.
Edmunds says: Hyundai will trot out its new zombie fighter at any number of upcoming U.S. auto shows, where it will undoubtedly grab the spotlight.