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End of Days: 10 Cars You’ll Need for the Zombie Apocalypse

December 11, 2013

The Car Loan Warehouse: Cars for the Apocalypse

 

It’s the year 2050. Civilisation has collapsed. We’re living in the next Ice Age – or was it a post-atomic nuclear winter? Or, wait a minute – maybe it was some kind of flesh-eating zombie virus? Let’s face it, we’ve all got our favourite end of days scenario – that one apocalyptical nightmare we’ve been mentally preparing ourselves for since we can remember.

But how will we survive post-civilisation? Which car has the stomach to escort us safely through the dystopian wasteland?

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Image source: John Voo

Features:

  • 4WD, Roll Stability Control (RSC), Hill Descent Control
  • Ground clearance: 11.2 inches
  • 3.7L V6 engine producing 278 N-m of torque @ 4000 rpm

Obviously a pickup has its advantages in a post-apocalyptic world, from carrying looted supplies and wounded survivors, to looking super slick driving around with a couple of machine-gun-wielding friends sitting in the back. But this particular pickup should help you through any situation you should encounter – it’ll traverse any terrain, climbing and driving over anything that dares stand in your way. And, and most importantly, it’ll do it fast. This is exactly what you need in a crisis – especially the dystopian kind – an ability to lose the horde of flesh-eating zombies before they even manage a cheeky bite. If you want to get your hands on this bad boy, check out your Ford finance options and make this post-civilisation nightmare a reality.

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Hummer H3 Alpha

Hummer H3 Alpha

Image source: Anatoli Axelrod

Features:

  • 5.3L V8 engine
  • 5-7 passengers, final row of seats can be switched for storage space for all your survival gear if needed

The Hummer would undoubtedly be a lot of people’s first choice for the end of the world – but it’s not quite as fast as we’d like our end of the world car to be. Don’t let that stop you, though – the H3 has already been featured as the vehicle of choice in various Hollywood blockbusters, and if it’s good enough for movie stars escaping undead masses, it’s definitely good enough for us.

Knight XV

Features:

  • Armoured to withstand anything that’s thrown at it, and then some
  • Flat-screen TV concealed in passenger area
  • Refrigerated mini-bar, because running for your life is tiring work

The Knight XV is a Russian-made impenetrable bachelor pad, and comes as standard with reinforced armour and a minibar in the back – talk about relaxing surviving in style. And with a weight of nearly 5500 kilograms, it’s strong enough to crush, push and bully its way through the mayhem that is post-civilisation.

Ford Crown Victoria

Ford Crown Victoria

Image source: KurtClark

 

We know what you’re thinking, but hear us out.

You’ll probably recognise the shape of this car as being that of an American cop car or yellow taxi. No, we’re not planning on arresting the monsters that lurk in the night, or giving them a lift to the nearest bar – we’re thinking about reliability. There’s a reason these guys picked one single model car as their standard vehicle for so long.

Just like the zombies you’ll be fighting, this thing just will not die! If you’d rather keep things British, you might want to try a Skoda Octavia – the English taxi drivers’ favourite – or a good old Volvo 200. You can’t beat the classics. No matter what you throw at these little guys, they just keep on chugging, and an old car that runs and runs is better than a tank that doesn’t – any day of the week.

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

Image source: Ray T

Features:

  • Can carry up to 2,866lb of cargo to almost anywhere you want it
  • Reinforced armour plating
  • Adjustable suspension with almost 18 inches of ground clearance
  • Full combat communications and jamming system

That radio jamming system will come in real handy when you’re trying to convince a damsel in distress you’re the only two left on the planet. If you’re struggling to find the £80,000 funds for a zombie-proof G-Wagon, don’t sweat it. Head over to our car loan calculator and see if the Car Loan Warehouse can help you out.
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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6

If you’re thinking ‘the G-Wagon was pretty good, but I’m looking for something a little bigger’, fear not – we’ve got an absolute beast in store. Those looking for something massive and indestructible, we can provide. Take a good, hard look at the G63 6×6 – yep, 6×6.

Features:

  • Engine: 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8
  • Produces 536 horsepower
  • Luxury leather interior
  • 6 x 37inch tires
  • Proven itself in the Australian Armed Forces

Watercar Python

Can zombies swim? A question many a man has pondered. From all of our research (primarily zombiethon-based), we’re going with no. With this in mind, what better means of escape than over water? The Watercar Python is the newest and hottest of the boat-car hybrids we’ve seen. Picture it: leaving the horde of flesh-eating menaces behind and living out the rest of your days on some remote tropical island. Sun, sand and survival – what more could you ask? And if you think this amphibious automobile is a cop-out, maybe you’d rather get fully submarine and check out the Rinspeed sQuba in our post on the world’s weirdest cars.

Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Image source: David Richards

 

We’ve all seen those movies where the guy on the bike is king, zipping in and out of the abandoned cars blocking the roads with total ease. Maybe you’re thinking a nice little dirt bike would do just the trick – you’d be wrong. The Rocket III is one of the most powerful top-of-the-line two-wheelers on the market, and it is most certainly badass enough to scare away anyone and anything considering messing with you, in this age or the next.

Paramount Marauder

Features:

  • Carries 10 people, or you and a friend and all the food you can fit from ram-raiding Morrison’s
  • Armour designed to withstand impact from mines or IEDs, and has withstood a C4 charge to its undercarriage in an episode of Top Gear
  • Fitted with an armoured rotating turret on the roof

Starting at half a million dollars, the Marauder certainly isn’t cheap, but it’s pretty much the biggest, baddest zombie-killing machine on our list – with the options of extra armour and a mounted turret to ward off any ghouls that may be lurking in the darker corners. Put simply, this car is an impenetrable fortress on wheels.

Aston Martin DB9

Aston Martin DB9

Image source: PHOTOCAR

 

You’re scared, you don’t want to fight, you don’t feel like saving mankind today – and that’s absolutely fine. But you don’t want to show anyone that fear. Go out in style, and not with a bang but with a roar of the DB9’s 6.0L V12 engine. This isn’t a car for quitters – the DB9 is a car for the guy who’s too smooth to let a little apocalypse ruin his day, and you’ll definitely look like the coolest cat around when the other survivors see you cruise right by.
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Don’t let the apocalypse bring you down.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.