Imagine this… You’re sitting at home and turn on the TV to find every channel flooded with news reports of a full-blown zombie apocalypse! You’re in a high-risk area so need to get out of there as soon as possible, and your vehicle could easily determine whether or not you survive this deadly outbreak– so what should you choose?
Here are the vehicles that we think would best ensure your survival during a zombie apocalypse:
- Audi RS 6
- BMW S 1000 RR
- Jaguar I-PACE
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class
- Range Rover Sport
- Toyota Hilux
- Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
As it’s a zombie apocalypse and you’re not safe where you are, you want to get away as fast as you can. A fantastic car for a super speedy exit is the Audi RS 6 Avant. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is an average estate car, because under the bonnet you’ll find a 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine that unleashes a mammoth 600hp. The RS 6 will get you from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds and the four-wheel drive system will ensure you stay on course while speeding to safety. With a maximum boot capacity of 1,680 litres, you’ll also have more than enough space for much-needed supplies.
If you’re flying solo, a great vehicle to hit the road with is the BMW S 1000 RR motorbike. As you’ll be more exposed, it may not ideal long-term, but the S 1000 RR is a good option for a fast and sneaky escape. It’s the apocalypse and everyone is retreating, so the roads are mayhem; however, on a motorbike you can easily cut through the traffic and beat the queues. Thanks to its frame layout and suspension, the S 1000 RR is light and precise so you can easily weave around approaching zombies, and a 0-60mph time of less than 3 seconds means there’s less chance of being caught.
As you’re in a high-risk zone, you want to avoid drawing attention to yourself. Ideally, you want to slip away under the radar, and so a top choice of vehicle is the Jaguar I-PACE. As the I-PACE is fully electric, it’s virtually silent to drive so there’ll be less chance of alerting nearby zombies. Plus, with a highly impressive range of up to 298 miles, you’ll be able to put a good distance between you and the most dangerous areas. There are five full seats in the I-PACE, which means plenty of room for passengers and all of your apocalypse necessities, and its rapid acceleration guarantees a hasty departure.
The zombie apocalypse is stressful (to put it mildly), so for the sake of your sanity and your survival, you need to stay as calm as possible. A vehicle that’s perfect for facilitating calm is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You can be forgiven for being a little all over the place, and you needn’t worry because the S-Class is brimming with comprehensive driver assistance features to take the pressure off and support you as you drive. In addition, the interior is elegant and classy, and the ambient lighting creates a soothing vibe that will hopefully help to settle you and your passengers.
It makes sense that one of the safest places you can head during a zombie apocalypse is the countryside due to the scarce population. If you are going to head off-road in an attempt to secure your survival, your best bet in terms of transport is a Range Rover Sport. Land Rover are renowned for creating vehicles that can handle even the toughest of terrains, so you know you’ll be in safe hands. The Range Rover Sport is equipped with SVR Sport Suspension optimised for great performance and handling, and the All-Wheel Drive system offers outstanding off-road capability when you swap urban mayhem for rolling fields.
If you want a robust vehicle that can easily power through hordes of zombies and still remain intact, look no further than the mighty Toyota Hilux. Rigorously tested to ensure strength and resilience, the Hilux is designed to take on the most challenging environments, which is ideal during an apocalypse when you don’t know where the road may lead you. Featuring a sump guard designed to withstand great impact, strong body panels, and useful driver systems including Active Traction Control, this is a vehicle designed to protect and assist. The Hilux is one tough vehicle making it a survival car you can rely upon during the zombie apocalypse.
If you’re planning to flee with the kids, the mother-in-law, Grandpa, the dog etc., you’re going to need a vehicle that offers you the space you require. For a not-so-fun, zombie-style family getaway, look to the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. This practical, versatile, 7-seater family car offers plenty of room for passengers and your supplies. The Allspace is also equipped with advanced safety systems and crash sensors, which could prove invaluable when you’re trekking through unpredictable zombie territory. 0-60mph can be reached in up to 6.6 seconds, so although this is not the fastest car on the list, you will still be able to make a swift exit.