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If you're a true believer in the upcoming zombie apocalypse (and not the one involving bath salts), buckle up.
Hyundai and The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman have joined forces to create a "Zombie Survival Machine" version of the Elantra Coupe, which they'll unveil during San Diego's Comic Con next month.
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According to the creators, the car features "a spiked cow catcher for plowing through slow-moving zombie mobs, spinning blades protruding from the wheel hubs, slotted metal plates protecting the windows and a metal fence that pops up around the sunroof opening to create a protected firing position ... The car runs on all-terrain rally style tires for high speed driving and has an old-school CB radio to communicate with other survivors."
No word on whether the car can run on tears or dirt -- the only natural resources that are likely available in plenty after zombie takeovers -- or whether the model will ever make it to market.
Until then, head for the bunkers.