There have been a lot of conspiracy theories over the years on how the world is going to end. North Korea has been threatening a nuclear strike ever since Trump took power, and one can never underestimate their capability. Humans are always fascinated with the possibility of an apocalypse. There are movies and video games that have sold millions of dollars as a result of this obsession. There are even Doomsday preppers who have made all the necessary arrangements in the eventuality of an apocalypse. They have build bunkers that can survive a nuclear attack, stocked with 10 years worth of food and have some of the sickest automobiles that can circumnavigate a nuclear west land. These vehicles are designed with durability in mind and can survive an apocalypse kind of situation.
A zombie apocalypse may not be as bad compared to war, but you'll still need a vehicle that's reliable and can help with mobility. A lot of the vehicles on the list are SUVs because most of the roads would probably be destroyed in a doomsday situation. The first criteria for selecting an apocalypse vehicle is ground clearance. You can get by with any vehicle, but you need something that can run over the zombies without problems. Another criterion could be on the consumption of the fuel.
19 Rally Fighter
The Local Motors Rally Fighter was designed for off-road experience. It has a rugged exterior with sporting design cues. The car was featured in the 2014 Transformers movie. It's also appeared in Grand Theft Auto. The Rally Fighter has been on the assembly line from 2007.
It comes with a 6.0-liter V8 engine, which can produce up to 430 HP.
It has a top speed of 131 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds. This is ideal for getting out of situations that spell danger. The massive ground clearance and suspension can help you climb obstacles. The rally driver is the perfect patrol vehicle and can also be used for hunting with just a little improvising.
18 Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops
The Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops has been described as the ultimate survival truck. Chevy knew too well there's a big market for the vehicle, which helped them to decide to produce the car.
The truck has a 5.3-liter V8 engine, which can produce up to 355 HP.
It also comes with a military first-aid kit which can come in handy in an apocalypse situation. One of the greatest additions has to be the solar power pack, which makes the car self-reliant. Other survival packs that come with the vehicle include gas masks and food crates. It also rocks lower body armor, which makes an excellent choice for a doomsday vehicle. You don't need a lot of modifications to make it work.
17 Hyundai Zombie Survival Car
A lot of car manufacturers are taking this doomsday thing seriously because they know there's a big market for the cars. You just need to be creative and practical about the whole process, and that's exactly what Hyundai has done. Their Zombie survival car has been featured in The Walking Dead, and the directors of the show contributed in coming up with the concept.
The coupe model has been fitted with a custom plow at the front of the grille to sweep away the zombies.
It has armored windows, and you can be sure the zombies aren't getting in. There's also a trunk that can accommodate weaponry, which can be used when you're dealing with things faster than zombies.
16 Hummer 2
This may cause divided opinions, but the Hummer 2 is a perfect doomsday vehicle. It might not be the best SUV, but it has good ground clearance, and there should be no contest when it comes to running over zombies.
It has a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which can produce up to 398 HP and can run on almost kind of fuel source.
The torque is enough to take it off-road or go over crumbled buildings. One with a black finishing can also be used as a camouflage. In terms of speed, the Hummer 2 can go from 0 to 60 in 9 seconds, which is still not a bad range, given how heavy the SUV is. There's enough room inside for the family and also to keep the guns and ammunition.
15 Knight XV Fully Armored SUV
This is another fully armored car that'll keep the zombies away. The company behind it describes the Knight XV as a conquest vehicle. The car was first unveiled in Las Vegas in 2008 and takes close to 4,000 hours to build. It comes with a 6.8-liter V10 engine, and the manufacturer offers upgrades, depending on the customizations that you choose. All glass used on the vehicle has passed ballistic-level certifications. It has a luxurious interior with a carpeted floor and a custom flat-screen television. You can watch The Walking Dead as the zombies struggle to gain entry into the vehicle. It can fit a big family because it's a 6-seater. This is what you get when you're looking for a luxurious doomsday vehicle.
14 Gibbs Quadski
Do zombies hate water? This has been the subject of a never-ending debate, and it's not clear whether or not they can swim. In the eventuality that zombies are able to swim, you'll need something to keep them away. The Gibbs Quadski will make you laugh at zombies when they try to swim. This amphibious vehicle can handle just about anything thrown at it and can manage off-road driving quite well. The tires retract in less than 5 seconds, which can be helpful during an emergency evacuation. It's not only helpful when it comes to zombies but also getting away from animals that are afraid of water. The engine can produce up to 175 HP and it has a top speed of 45 mph.
13 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6
This is the biggest and most expensive SUV from Mercedes and all for a good reason. The car costs around $600,000 and is used by the army in most instances. Civilians can also buy it, but you have to be very rich in order to afford it. It was developed for the Austrian army in 2007, and you have to buy it through a dealership in Europe in order to get it to the United States.
The 6-wheel truck can handle just about any terrain. It has a 5.5-liter AMG V8 engine, which produces 536 horses.
There are only about 20 to 30 of this bad boy built every year, and there's always competition for the slots. The car is luxurious and comfortable enough to accommodate a big family.
12 Sportsmobile Ultimate Adventure Vehicle
The interior of this car has to be its biggest selling point. You can comfortably survive in the van, and it has the power to go over rubble if it's called upon to do that.
The 4x4-wheel vehicle has been designed to accommodate all the amenities you would usually find in a large RV.
This is a vehicle you can comfortably live in if you're a minimalist. A doomsday scenario will call for rationing. It can handle off-roading better than most cars, even when it's equipped like a recreational vehicle. It's also good with fuel economy, which makes it a good vehicle for a doomsday scenario. You have a very good chance of survival if you have this vehicle and a bunker full of food.
11 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon can reach places that'll take years for the zombies to reach. This vehicle can go over rocks and cliffs without difficulty. The mountains are a good place to hide in case of an apocalypse. Accessing such terrains via walking can be challenging.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which can produce up to 285 HP and pull 260 lb-ft.
The ground clearance can also help in killing the zombies. The disadvantage is you won't be able to remove the retractable top and doors, as that would leave you exposed to the zombies and the elements. The car is affordable, and you can get yourself one if you believe in all the doomsday theories and want to be on the safer side when things get thick.
10 Subaru Outback Sport
Subaru cars are good with gas and offer sporting capabilities at a cheap price. The Outback model has been growing bigger every year and performs exceptionally well when it comes to off-roading. The Subaru Outback is spacious and can fit humans and still remain with a huge trunk for the necessities. A new model has a base price of $26,000. It comes with a 3.6-liter flat-6 engine, which can produce up to 256 HP. The roomy interior is just as practical as the ones found in larger SUVs. You can survive a giant swamp of locusts with this car provided you keep the windows shut. It's also capable of going off-road even when it's full to capacity because of its compact size.
9 Paramount Group Marauder
This is another military vehicle that's available for civilians. It has a top speed of 75 mph, which is just 13 shy of the speed required for time travel. You can decide to mount big weapons to combat the enemy.
The car is produced in South Africa and was first launched in 2007. It can carry up to 10 people, which is ideal in an apocalyptic world.
The car is available as either a 4x4 or a 6x6. It has an impressive payload capacity, which means you can fit different kinds of weaponry into the car. The Paramount Group Marauder has featured in Top Gear, and it isn't something you'd want to be in when ordering food through a drive-thru restaurant because of the vehicle's ground clearance.
8 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon
The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon offers world-class luxury in a refined SUV. It's more than capable of going off-road. There would be no better vehicle to die in than the Benz G-Wagon. The car has the power and the performance to drive you through the challenges.
Under the hood, you get a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which can produce up to 416 HP.
There's also an armored version of the car, which will give you an extra layer of protection from your enemies. The SUV is also relatively fast and can manage a top speed of 155 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds. You'll never have to worry about snowy roads or wet grass.
7 F-150 Raptor
The Ford F-150 is one of the most reliable trucks ever built by man. The F series has been in production from 1948 up to today, which just goes to show the pedigree of the truck. The F-150 Raptor is popular around the world because of its superior performance and aggression.
The 2018 model has a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which can produce up to 450 HP.
The car can be driven on any terrain, be it a desert or a mountain. It has a top speed of 107 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 5.0 seconds, which makes it one the fastest trucks on the list. Zombies don't stand a chance with the awesome ground clearance. The bed is also big enough to carry utilities and supplies.
6 Toyota Tacoma
This is yet another reliable truck that's been topping chart sales for the last 2 decades. It has proven reliability, and you don't have to break the bank in order to get one. Even an old Toyota Tacoma can survive an apocalypse and a nuclear war combined—that's the kind of reliability you're getting. The newer models are built with a comfortable interior and even more power. A 2018 Toyota Tacoma starts at $25,200 and has decent gas mileage. You can get 18 MPG in the city and 22 on the highway, even when you include the payload. It can tow up to 6,000 lbs. The Tacoma comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces up to 278 HP.
5 Earthroamer XV-LT
The Earthroamer XV-LT is a modified Ford F-550, which is also a reliable truck. You can go to the wilderness with this vehicle, and the zombies will never catch you. You don't have to set up a camp because the car has already been secured with all the necessary amenities for you to survive in the wilderness. There's a solar panel on the roof, which should be enough to provide for all your energy needs in case of an apocalypse. It's also fitted with a bathroom and a toilet so that you don't have to go outside in case of a nuclear attack. It can carry up to 90 gallons of water and 95 gallons of diesel. The car has a starting price of $451,000.
4 Tesla Model S P85D
The Tesla Model S is already a good choice in real life, but it could also save your life in a doomsday situation. To start with, gas is going to be a rare commodity, which will make humans turn against each other. Tesla S runs on an electric motor, and there might be just a couple of stations that are available, which are powered by solar energy. Elon Musk is always boasting about the cabin filter of the vehicle. You can survive a plague and nuclear poisoning, so long as you're in the Tesla Model S P85D. The car will probably be the only place where there are functioning portable computers as everything will be dead because of a lack of power.
3 Audi A8
There was a news report back in 2011 of a Spanish local government spending over $1 million on 22 vehicles. The cars in question were 22 Audi A8, which were fully armored. Don't let the looks fool you. The car can take the hit of a 7.622 mm round fired from an AK-47. The Audi A8 is resistant to explosives and hand grenades. There's an armored box in the luggage compartment that has all the necessary communication gadgets in case you lose reception. There's also a fresh-air system in place, which can be used if the environment is intoxicated with poison. The interior is class-leading, and you wouldn't be able to tell the car has all these features by just looking at it.
2 Terra Wind RV
Land might be the last place you want to be in case of an apocalypse. This amphibious RV doesn't limit you to land alone. You can carry your supplies and can roam the lands and the waters at the same time. This vehicle is for those people who can't seem to make a decision on whether to go for a yacht or an RV. It's equipped with a 6-foot swimming deck, which you can also use for fishing. It has a fully furnished kitchen, and all you need is supplies to stay alive. There's a 42-inch TV screen to keep you entertained. The bathroom has a full-size bathtub. The price is set at $850,000 which might not be affordable to everyone, but it can save your life when the world as we know it comes to an end.
1 Presidential Limousine
The president of the United States has the highest chance of surviving an apocalypse more than everyone else. Every transportation vessel he uses has been armored against all kinds of risks. The current limousine is built from a Cadillac and is nicknamed the 'Beast.' The car is equipped with both offensive and defensive mechanisms. The doors have no keyholes, and only the Secret Service knows how to open the passenger door. The run-flat tires are meant to protect the president from a chemical attack. It can even withstand rocket-propelled grenades. The car has all the communication equipment necessary for the president to run the country. There are usually more than a dozen when the president is traveling. It costs around $1.5 million to produce.
Sources: zeroto60times.com; hiconsumption.com; wikipedia.org