The Top Five Rides for Zombie-pocalypse Survival
The end of the world is upon us. AMC's The Walking Dead actually became real life in Florida, and Hyundai released their proposed solution to the impending Zombie-pocalypse just last week. But if the world does end before Hyundai can get its Zombie killing Elantra into dealerships, here are a few alternatives. 1) Descent Into Madness: So things are starting to get ugly pretty fast. But not everyone is a zombie yet and you're mainly dealing with people who've regressed into their natural state of asshole. Your runs to the supermarket are becoming increasingly hostile as supplies run low, and you find yourself fighting the local motorcycle gang. There's only one car for the job, and that's the Ford Falcon from Mad Max. Fitted with a Clevland 358 V-8, and then modified some more with a supercharger good for an estimated 600 hp, this Ford Falcon has enough to power to keep up with a Hayabusa rider on bath salts, and enough weight to run him over without blinking.
2) Hoarding- Steal Acquire an armored truck. This will prove invaluable when trying to stock up on wine and toilet paper at Costco.
3) The First Winter- Can zombies survive during the winter? We're not sure, because they only seem to be around during the summer. Anyway, if they do happen to surround your hideout, then the Jeep Mighty FC is exactly the escape vehicle you'll need. Thanks to special axles, the Mighty FC has enough ground clearance to decapitate the undead and its tires double as meat grinders. Equip them with snow chains and you have a supremely capable and extremely lethal vehicle. Plus, there's plenty of room in the back for supplies and ammo. Though it is just a concept, you can build your own version of the Mighty FC (minus the cab over layout) with parts from the Mopar catalog. So there's another reason to buy a Wrangler.
4) Escape- We featured a video a few weeks ago about the Scamander and its still the coolest execution of the all terrain concept. Part amphibious car, part Land Rover on steroids; the Scamander has more than enough ability to get you away from the city centers where the zombies thrive and out into the wilderness where you can survive. It will ford rivers like an Oregon Trail veteran and make short work of open fields and trails. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L9oTLMwpTbc 5) Survival- Well, civilzation has officially ended. You are likely to be only one of a few hundred people still alive, at least on your continent. Though the other cars featured here are pretty cool, there's no beating the indestrutability of the Toyota Hilux. The chosen vehicle of the Taliban, Libyan rebels and polar explorers, they don't come anymore rugged or tougher than the Hilux. Top Gear spent 3 episodes trying to kill it by driving into a tree, submerging it, and even dropping it off a 240+ foot tall building. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnWKz7Cthkk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTPnIpjodA8&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFnVZXQD5_k&feature=relmfu More on the Toyota Hilux's history of kicking ass
- This is the car guy version of a bomb shelter.