What car do you want to be driving in a zombie outbreak? Contributor Jeremy Kenner completed his own study of zombie survival vehicles, and his findings are thought provoking to say the least.
Kenner developed a theoretical model that included various factors such as road conditions, fuel efficiency, government response, and evacuation tendencies. He concluded that when it comes to fleeing zombies bigger is not better. In fact the type of auto that Kenner recommends is a subcompact, such as the Smart Car seen parked sideways above.
His argument is simple, and all comes down to two factors: maneuverability and gas mileage.
According to Kenner, roads in a zombie outbreak will be clogged with so many other vehicles that driving over or through the many obstacles will be impossible in anything smaller than a tank.
“On a highway overpass, traveling tight city streets, or boxed in by steep drop-offs on a country road, larger vehicles will become immobile cages, fit for speedy abandonment and little else.”
Subcompacts, he says, are small enough to squeeze between other vehicles, weaving through seemingly impassible jams. They also provide the protection, stability and storage space that motorcycles lack, while maintaining comparable fuel efficiency and maneuverability.
So the next time you think of buying a Hummer to protect yourself against the coming zombie plague, Kenner says that you should think again. That old subcompact you’ve been dying to trade away might just save your life when push really comes to shove.
What do you think about Kenner’s assessment? What is your pick for the ideal gas-powered zombie vehicle?