Hyundai Unveils Fan-Designed Zombie Survival Machine At New York Comic Con
When Anson Kuo set out to build the ultimate Zombie Survival Machine, he first looked to his driveway for inspiration. After recently purchasing an all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Kuo decided to design his “zombie-mobile” based on his own new car.
Kuo’s customized Hyundai Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine, brought to life by Galpin Auto Sports (GAS), was revealed on the New York Comic Con floor at the Future US booth. Kuo’s Santa Fe design was picked as the winner out of more than 82,500 fan submissions on The Walking Dead Chop Shop configurator app.
“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’s urban-camouflaged Zombie Survival Machine features knife blades, an automatic crossbow, razor-wired windows, three machine guns, a samurai sword, aluminum armor, and a muffler silencer.
“Anson Kuo’s custom Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine is the ultimate car for The Walking Dead fans,” said Steve Shannon, vice president, marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “It’s very cool to see Anson’s great design become a real-life, detailed, zombie-proof vehicle.”