Sure, most people have had in their minds for a long time what their zombie-vanquishing weapon of choice might be. But how about the appropriate automobile to disappear in when the apocalypse does finally hit? The following cars, vans and SUVs possess unique features that equally make for great daily drivers or undead eluders.
Small and nimble? Check. Powerful bi-turbo motor? Check. Cool rear doors that swing outwards giving occupants the drop on nasty flesh-eaters? Also check. On the topic of engines, the 2020 model year JCW Clubman actually utilizes the highest output unit in the brand’s history.
A MINI TwinPower Turbo four cylinder, generating a tire-smoking 306 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, is guaranteed to put a lot of distance between car and monster in a very short amount of time (4.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h to be exact, if we’re talking numbers). In addition, new ultra-bright LED headlights with Matrix high beams help drivers spot danger ahead when night falls.
What better way to make a statement to the living dead than with the King of the Toyota SUVs, the Sequoia? Providing accommodation for up to eight adults, this full-size people carrier has plenty of room to pick up stragglers along the escape route.
Boasting 241 millimetres of ground clearance, the journey doesn’t end just because the road does, either. Every model includes a brawny 5.7-litre V8 and towing package that’s able to haul along 7,000 pounds of pretty much anything.
The ability to carry a lot of stuff is paramount for any getaway vehicle. This, naturally, is where the almighty van comes in. With a maximum load capacity of 17,000 litres, passengers can bring a lot of their most important worldly possessions.
Cameras mounted around the Sprinter provide 360-degree visibility, important both when parking and ploughing through a brain-devouring army, and the rear unit is self-cleaning if covered in dirt or some other unsavoury fluid.