If an object is determined to be a threat, the windows will automatically roll up, the door locks will activate, and footage from the rearview camera appears on the infotainment display. Consider the new Jeep pickup's standard equipment (in Rubicon guise): Fox shocks, skid plates, beefy Dana 44 axles, locking front and rear differentials, and rock rails.
You're probably asking, But why choose the Gladiator pickup, when your stuff could be protected in the closed confines of the four-door Wrangler Unlimited ?” It's ready to fight, and its open pickup bed and removable roof panels make for excellent sharpshooter perches from which to fend off bands of groaning zombies.
With the nation’s finest armaments left abandoned by the now-overrun military and useless to the undead, it wouldn’t be hard to utilize the Gladiator’s 1190-pound payload and stick a .50-caliber rotating machine gun in the bed. Event: Cthulhu Awakens Strategy: Swim quickly, and carefully back to safety.
Legends tell of an enormous octopus with big armored scales and tentacles strong enough to lift cruise ships. Whatever sleeping medication Cthulhu takes, it's working, because the beast hasn't revealed itself in over 15,000 million years.
The 43-hp ATV wears giant 63-inch tires that can climb logs, rocks, ice, snow, but most impressively, travel on water at 3.7 mph. Okay, that's not very quick, considering your typical fishing boat has a top speed of 11 mph, but the Sharp doesn't stop when it hits the shore.
Assuming Cthulhu can't fit a pair of Heals at the end of its bus-size tentacles, getting onto shore to escape seems like a good plan. However, the planet would be full of debris and rough terrain if such an event occurred, so its 35 degrees of grade-ability could come in handy.
Post-apocalyptic sorts of tensions take a while to play out into full-on lockdowns, so you've had time to equip your black Chevrolet Suburban HD (today available only to fleets, but you can get around that snafu, right?) Shown here in government guise, the Suburban HD is the smart survivalist’s one-up on the swaths of doomsday planners clamoring for a bickered squad car.
No uniformed police or military will dare second-guess you when you glide through checkpoints with a one-handed confident wave. Bonus effort: Talk three of your friends into snapping up armored Suburbans of their own to create a convincing convoy.
The hardcore, off-road-ready TRY Pro version ensures you won't have a pang of unease over the Tacoma's capability, either. The 2020 Tacoma TRY Pro adds an incredible (and appropriate) Army Green paint option.
(Don't worry, you’ll be spray-painting “Wolverines” before the enemy knew what hit them.) As a bonus, the TRY Pro model can be paired with a dependable six-speed manual transmission, which these days double as a better anti-theft system than the most state-of-the-art car alarm you can buy.
What the Nomad does have is a supercharged Honda K24 engine pumping out 300 horsepower, BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, an adjustable heavy-duty suspension, and a feathery 1750-pound weight. Picture this: You live in a dense downtown area and learn warheads are inbound.
Thanks to Post Blast Protective Technology, the windows don't completely shatter and remain firmly in place. If the local forecast calls for cloudy with a chance of bullets, the several layers of protection offered in this X5 will keep you from drowning in lead.
Windows, door gaps, and even an optional reinforced roof to prevent drone attacks are all part of this shelter on wheels. Run-flat tires and extra guarding around the gas tank are both in place to keep things moving.
There is no better way to save the women and children from some horrific dystopian reality that enslaves and reassigns them than with a new four-door Union Crew Cab from Mercedes-Benz's “Defense” line. You can build these rigs aimed at military service pretty much any way you want, but in this scenario we'd suggest upgrading to the armored troop carrier.
With eight forward and six reverse gears, the ability to ford water up to 50 inches deep, and portal axles for insane ground clearance, the Union isn't likely to encounter a situation that stumps it, apocalypse or not. Tensions are rising, the riots are happening a lot more often, the mail hasn’t been coming, and the power has been iffy at best.
You can feel it in your bones: It’s only a matter of days before the entire country goes Tango Uniform. Take the family on a fun over landing trip today, and be super-prepared for an uncertain tomorrow.
If you are anything like us, you wisely opted for the 170-inch “Amp” Sprinter dualize model, with 200 watts of solar array up top, a queen-size bed, shower, rainwater collection, and induction cook top. With factory all-wheel drive, a suspension lift kit, and some serious off-road rubber, you and your family are headed for the hills to sit this one out for as long as it takes for those riots to die down in the city.
Put the kibosh on civil disobedience, and you could be running a town or grease ball militia before you know it, and stability and protection is powerful social currency in post-apocalyptic times. So, why not pacify the masses on your way to your new station by using the 250-psi water cannons mounted atop Inks' very aptly named Riot Control Vehicle will pretty much tone down any anxious crowd you could imagine.
Whatever you did in the normal world to afford the $500,000-plus Phantom Extended Wheelbase, we'll assume you'll be crafty enough to instantly do the math when the antibiotic-resistant super-virus outbreak hits. Unlike some other vehicles on this list, it isn't going to beat the odds and carry you to a post-human earthly existence.
No, it's here for those keen on measuring out their remaining days one drink at a time in comfort and style. You can scarcely hear the screaming and decaying hordes around you as you sip on the Verve from 1841 that you’ve been saving for just this day.
It's not difficult to imagine a scenario in which the same geniuses who brought you the mortgage crisis, credit crisis, and a few stock market collapses could botch the entire financial system, sending us all back to the Stone Age overnight. Imagine, you could barter your way across the nation like a dystopian version of Jon Favre in Chef, cooking up food for the masses in exchange for raw ingredients, shelter, warmth, or fuel.
With The Walking Dead season premiere set to kick off in just over a week, we once again got to thinking about the zombie apocalypse. Check out some of our favorite options for the end of the world in the 12 best vehicles for surviving the zombie apocalypse below.
Chevy makes a solid truck, there’s no doubt about it, and this one was built specifically for unforeseen emergencies. The fully capable 4×4 features a 5.3 liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with plenty of power (355 ponies to be exact) along with lower body armor, raised suspension, solar power pack, generator, military First Aid Kit, gas masks, a crate of food with Top Ramen and Twinkies (your new favorite food groups in this post apocalyptic world), and a lot more.
Sure the big bulky trucks have their place, but a solid 2 wheeled companions is an essential. Motored created a simple conversion kit that lets you outfit your mountain bike with Honda 50-190cc motor for about $1,000.
Thankfully the folks at Hyundai take their zombie response research very seriously, and have outfitted one of their Mantra coupes with a ton of security features from a zombie plow with massive spikes to armored windows and spiked all terrain tires for going where no other vehicle can go. The vehicle is packed with a 6.8 liter V10 engine, seating for 6, night vision cameras and bulletproof armor.
From our extensive research (hundreds of hours watching zombie movies and shows), we’re going to go with no, they can’t swim. The 4WD Gibbs Quad ski is perfect for tackling tough terrain, and within 5 seconds, the vehicle can tuck its tires to hit the water.
Thanks to the 175 horsepower engine, you can hit speeds of up 45 miles per hour on land, which is plenty fast to leave those undead bastards in the rearview. Not only will MB’s 6 wheeled off-road monster provide you with a fully capable means of transportation, but it will also bring about some nice entertainment.
For such a massive vehicle (8,400 pound curb weight), the 5.5 liter AMG V8 powered 6×6 is actually quite agile. The folks at Sports mobile design rugged Mercedes-Benz and Ford E-350 vans that are capable of tackling any off-road terrain, while also providing a mobile home living experience.
The cargo van has been equipped with everything one needs to survive in the wild, with plenty of room for bikes and water vessels. Again, enclosed cars and trucks are great, but 2 wheelers serve a vital role in your survival.
Assuming that zombies can’t swim, this thing is great for escaping those sticky situations. Packed with a 3.7 liter V6 motor built by the Japanese automakers at Honda, this Jeep is capable of speeds exceeding 40 miles per hour on water, and 80 mph on land.
The Pal V One acts like a sports car on the ground, accelerating from zero to sixty miles per hour in just 8 seconds, while reaching a top speed of 112 mph. The folks at Benz said it best when they said the monster of a vehicle known as the Union offers “absolute off-road supremacy.” You can take Mercedes’ word for it, or you can research the 10 different models that were designed for disaster emergencies in the harshest conditions.
This could be a bit impractical as your only means of transportation, but it could be a huge asset in your stash of vehicles. Features include long range fuel tanks, the ability to survive TNT explosions, ultra modern climate control system, run flat tire that can be pierced by 12.7 mm bullets, anti blast seats, and so much more.