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Last weekend Hyundai sent me down on the road trip of my life to see the brand new 2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival Machine at Comic-Con in San Diego, California. Hyundai created quite the buzz last year when they reveled their Zombie Survival Machine made from a 2012 Hyundai Elantra Coupe— which happened to be the older model of the car I drove on my road trip— that I couldn’t wait to see if they could outdo themselves. The Walking Dead fans waited in anticipation for the reveal.
With the help from the team at Galpin Auto Sports, Hyundai customized their Veloster so it could survive a zombie Apocalypse attack if their ever should be one. Hyundai’s Vitamin-C colored Zombie Survival Machine showcased modifications including: a hand fabricated armored exterior, front bumper chainsaws, all-terrain tires, wrought iron and barbed wire window coverings and survivalist items including a flame thrower, a samurai sword, flood lights, a PA system, a machine gun and a baseball bat with spikes.
“The Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival Machine is the ultimate car for The Walking Dead fans and anyone who wants to survive a zombie invasion,” said Steve Shannon, vice president, Marketing, Hyundai Motor America.
Erin (my partner at Simply Real Moms) and I got a tour of the displayed Veloster Zombie Survival Machine at The Walking Dead booth at Comic-Con. We learned all the ins and outs of this incredibly impressive car and even got our picture taken in it.
In addition to the car itself, Hyundai also developed a unique configurator app, the WalkingDeadChopShop.com, that allows fans to design a custom zombie survival machine, using the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, Santa Fe or Elantra. The submitted designs will be entered into a contest and the winning design will be constructed and unveiled in October at New York Comic Con. How amazing is that?
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