MotorTorque designs zombie apocalypse-proof car: The Zombie MK1

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MotorTorque has designed a fictional car that will save occupants from a zombie-fuelled apocalypse to celebrate Halloween. The Zombie MK1 is a one-off car specifically designed by the MotorTorque team, taking the best parts of industry-leading models to create the ultimate car.

MotorTorque reveals zombie apocalypse-proof car: The Zombie MK1

MotorTorque reveals zombie apocalypse-proof car: The Zombie MK1

The Zombie MK1 should be the best-equipped car on the road when it comes to zombie attacks.

The Zombie MK1 has been painstakingly put together by a team of automotive journalists to provide the best protection against an unlikely zombie apocalypse this Halloween.

Fearing the worst from the spooky time of year, staff at, the industry’s most exciting new car magazine, have put their car knowledge to the test to create a car featuring award-winning car components.

Cut ‘n’ shuts may be illegal in the UK but were a fictional zombie attack ever occur, MotorTorque would be safe in what they have dubbed the ‘Zombie MK1’.

And the ghoulish Frankenstein car has all of the attributes to protect a fleeing family if zombies were to ever come to life and attack.

“The Zombie MK1 should be the best-equipped car on the road when it comes to zombie attacks,” said MT writer Stephen Hurrell.

The Zombie MK1 features the sturdy doors of the Audi Q5, a winner of the recent Thatcham Vehicle Security Awards because it's so tough to break into.

In fact, Audi took home six awards and was described as delivering ‘unswerving commitment’ to customer safety.

At the back, the Land Rover Discovery was the only choice for the staff, as John Meadowcroft explains:

“Land Rover cars are the ultimate workhorses, and we’re anticipating the need to carry trailers of supplies. Luckily, the Land Rover Discovery 4 is the tow car of the year 2012, according to Caravan Talk."

As the MotorTorque review states, 'It remains a heavy duty permanent four wheel drive tough off roader with its classic upright stance and with the step-up in the rear section of the roof to give the second and third rows of passengers more headroom'.

The front of the Zombie MK1 is built from a Suzuki Grand Vitara after Euro NCAP crash tests described pedestrian safety in the event of a collision ‘dire’.

While this is not ideal for an everyday family car, in a fictional zombie apocalypse it would prove to be vital in mowing down the undead.

It is perhaps a little harsh on Suzuki, whose superb Swift has a five-star rating and a plethora of safety equipment, but MotorTorque writers were adamant that it should be included.

As an extra weapon, a Bentley figurehead will be enlarged for the bonnet for maximum damage and to give the car a touch of class. The luxury ornament shouldn’t do residual values any harm either.

Inside, the car would have Jaguar’s double-glazed windows as seen on the XJ luxury saloon, Ford’s clever voice-activated SYNC system so that sat-nav can be operated while eyes are kept on the road and a cooled glovebox for medical supplies.

The Zombie MK1 is also fitted with BMW's run-flat tyres, as seen on the X3, to ensure even burst rubber will not slow down occupants' escape.

The brilliant rear-parking cameras of the Nissan Qashqai, as seen in the car website’s latest video review, would be ideal for seeing fictional zombies as they attempt to surround the car.

Finally, MotorTorque has chosen a Volkswagen Passat engine – the 1.6-litre TDI Bluemotion set an incredible record of 1,526 miles on a single tank of fuel thanks to a 77-litre tank and fuel economy upwards of 64mpg.

Unfortunately, the MotorTorque Zombie MK1 will not be available to buy but if you’re looking for advice, news, features and reviews with an interesting, informative twist, visit the site today to see the best cars currently on sale.


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