Hyundai showed off its Elantra-based Zombie Survival Machine at this year's Comic-Con. The coupe was penned by none other than Robert Kirkman, the creator of the now-famous The Walking Dead series and features a spike-laden cow-catcher plow up front. Aggressive spiked-tires, armored windows and plenty of lighting also help set this Elantra Coupe apart from the more pedestrian production models. Hyundai partnered up with Kirkman to celebrate the 100th issue of The Walking Dead comic, and the duo turned to Design Craft for the actual fabrication. That's neat and all, but the Korean automaker went the extra mile for Comic-Con goers.

Visitors to the automaker's booth could slip inside to have their photos taken, and limited-edition illustrated "owner's manuals" were also on hand to detail exactly how each of the Coupe's features could be used to thwart walkers. You can head over to HyundaiUndead.com for more information and be sure to take a look at the full press blast below.

And, for those who just can't get enough death, we've also included a couple videos showing the car's debut to Walking Dead fans.




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HYUNDAI AND THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR/WRITER ROBERT KIRKMAN UNVEIL ZOMBIE SURVIVAL MACHINE AT COMIC-CON

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 12, 2012 – Much to the dismay of zombies around the world, a Zombie Survival Machine was unveiled last night at San Diego's Comic-Con. The customized Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine, designed by The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman and fabricated by Design Craft, was revealed on the Comic-Con floor at the Future US booth.

Hyundai's Zombie Survival Machine showcases modifications including: a front-end custom zombie plow with spikes, 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, a CB radio system and much more. Fans can view a series of behind-the-scenes videos that detail the creation of the Zombie Survival Machine and showcase the car build from start to finish at HyundaiUndead.com and on Skybound.com

"Our custom Elantra Coupe 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 of Marketing, Hyundai Motor America. "We are excited for fans to come and experience the Elantra Coupe and GT in a unique, post-apocalyptic way."

The Hyundai Undead program celebrates the release of the 100th issue of The Walking Dead comic. In addition to the Zombie Survival Machine, Kirkman, Skybound and Hyundai also created a Hyundai Elantra GT wrapped in the cover of The Walking Dead 100th issue by artist Charlie Adlard. All of these events will be celebrated at the private The Walking Dead 100th Issue VIP Black Carpet Event on July 13.

Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning comic and best-selling graphic novels, The Walking Dead are the talk of Comic-Con already. "Working with Hyundai on this Zombie Survival Machine was a total blast and I am excited to share this stunning vehicle with all the fans," said Kirkman.

Comic-Con attendees will be able to take pictures with the Zombie Survival Machine at the Future US booth, and get inside the vehicle to check out all of the features, including a limited run illustrated owner's manual that walks drivers through the machine's unique features and prepares them for the gruesome realities of the zombie apocalypse. The booth will also feature a Zombie Target practice area and a zombie costume contest.

Visit HyundaiUndead.com to learn more and see all the details at Skybound.com. Enter for a chance to win a 2013 Elantra GT at HyundaiUndead.com, the Skybound booth or the Future US booth at San Diego Comic-Con. Attendees are encouraged to tweet about their experience using hashtag #HyundaiUndead.


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      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 2 Years Ago
      So you can polish a turd. That's a big improvement over the ugly Elantra.
      Alan Ko
      • 2 Years Ago
      Every senior citzen needs one of those. If you brake with the gas pedal, you want to make it count...
      Jones
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dumb
      Keldon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah just what you want for the zombie apocalypse...a FWD, underpowered coupe with poor visibility and minimal ground clearance.
      axiomatik
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know it's a marketing gimmick and all that, but if a zombie apocalypse were to really happen, I don't think I would be running to find the nearest Elantra to jack. I think I would stick to something 4wd, with enough momentum to plow through hordes of the undead.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Matt
      • 2 Years Ago
      This should have been done to a Ford raptor with an a diesel engine in it...so we could render all the fat from the zombies into fuel!
      Edward
      • 2 Years Ago
      As useless and ugly as the nerds who inhabit the show.
      T-Mille
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car's 1.8L engine is too weak to carry all that metal and plow through zombie cadavers.
      mikelee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stupid(!)
      MyerShift
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lame.
      jun
      • 2 Years Ago
      In recent years, Hyundai Motor Company get much more popular than before, both are in design and quality also get much better than before. Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine is really catch the people's eyes and this time the company add the Nowadays popular zombie element for this new Hyundai Elantra Coupe , I think the market target is the group of young people. For my opinion, I will not say it's powerful enough to face to face the zombies in real life situations, but the purpose of this exhibition has reached. Perhaps Hyundai’s sleek new two-door will steal a few sales from the Honda Civic coupe and even the Elantra’s corporate sibling, the Kia Forte Koup.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jun
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        whatamooseiam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jun
        Get off the meds, son.
        Keldon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jun
        You said it Jun. Also, zombies are much more popular than before in both aggressiveness and hungriness and they eat much better than the others if they are hungry and then go walking aggressively at night and maybe in the morning they will be hungry some more and find that eating satisfies their hunger.
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