Real Apocalypse-proof Vehicles You Can Buy
People everywhere are preparing for the end of the world — just in case. Perhaps you’ve even thought about what you might do if an apocalypse were to come. Many people believe that the best way to survive is to get as far away from major cities as possible.
However, your everyday car is probably not the best mode of transportation for this situation. You'll need something sturdy and ready to take on anything. Fortunately, there are plenty of apocalypse-proof vehicles available — like these options.
M3A1 Scout Car
The M3A1 Scout Car is a lightly armored vehicle from WWII that can fit up to eight passengers. It has a 110-horsepower in-line six-cylinder gasoline-powered engine that allows the vehicle to travel up to 50 miles per hour. The 30-gallon gas tank gives you the ability to travel for about 250 miles before refueling.
M35 Series 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck
Known as a "deuce and a half," this military vehicle is available to the public, and you can typically find them on military surplus sites or from online auctions. This truck is highly customizable. It comes with a continental multi-fuel engine, which is great for the apocalypse, considering gas probably won’t be easy to come by.
The Paramount Marauder is a beast. It carries up to 10 people with gear, and if it’s not big enough for you, you can get it in a stretched version, too. The Marauder is armored to protect against TNT and kinetic attacks. It even has blast-proof seats to protect passengers if the vehicle rolls over a landmine.
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6
The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 is one of the most luxurious apocalyptic vehicles you can own. It's tough enough to take on nearly anything you throw at it. A performance Mercedes AMG 5.5-liter V8 bi-turbo engine supplies the G63 with plenty of power to climb up rocks and through water or sand. You can also change the tire pressure to give it a smooth ride on any surface.
Supacat LRV 400
The Supacat LRV 400, manufactured by the British-run SC Group, is an off-road, high-performance vehicle. Special forces use this vehicle for rapid-intervention operations and border patrol. The 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine has the ability to reach speeds of up to 100 mph and features a range of around 500 miles.
AM General M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
The AM General M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or HMMWV, is a powerful 4WD truck. The United States military has been using these vehicles, which you might also know as Humvees, for decades.
DUKW Amphibious Vehicle
The DUKW amphibious vehicle is an affordable option for use on land and sea. It’s a 2.5-ton six-wheel vehicle capable of carrying up to 25 people or 5,000 lbs. Also known as a "duck," this vehicle reaches top speeds of 50 mph on land and 5 knots on water.
BMY M929A2 Dump Truck
The BMY M929A2 is a 5-ton 6x6 dump truck. Yes, it’s a dump truck, but it’s extremely versatile. It has a huge 8.3-liter turbocharged V6 Cummins diesel engine and a five-speed automatic Allison transmission, making it fairly easy to drive. It’s capable of carrying everything you own and reaching highway speeds of about 60 mph.
The Lamborghini LM002 was put into production in 1986, and it was the first true off-road vehicle made by the company. However, it’s still impressive by today's standards. This V12 AWD vehicle is able to reach speeds of up to 130 mph and goes from zero to 60 in 7.8 seconds.
Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon
The Land Rover Defender 110 is a great vehicle for fleeing from zombies, and you can own one for as little as $35,000. It comes equipped with a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder diesel engine and a manual five-speed transmission.
The Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) is an all-terrain vehicle that’s capable of carrying over 15 tons on the highway and 7.1 tons when driven off-road. It’s a massive beast that’s extremely versatile and durable.
The Tucker Sno-Cat is the perfect apocalypse vehicle if you’re in an area with a lot of wintertime precipitation. This vehicle is able to get through thick snow effectively thanks to the large tracks it glides on. Original models were made with steel tracks, but more recent models feature rubber belts and a set of wheels.
The Dodge WC is a half-ton government truck produced in 1941 and 1942. In total, more than 79,000 were made. The WC is a military weapons-carrier vehicle with an open style. It’s usually covered with a canvas top and comes equipped with a shovel, pick, rifle side support and additional gasoline tank storage.
The Supacat All-Terrain Mobility Platform (ATMP) is a highly customizable 6x6 off-road vehicle. These vehicles are great for traveling long distances, with a range of over 500 miles. However, they only go about 37 mph. But, one person in your escape party can drive as the other fights off whatever comes your way thanks to the convenient platform.
Mercedes has been manufacturing the Unimog since the 1950s, and it’s still in production today in countries around the world. It’s available in a number of configurations; you can find them with platform backs and double cabs.
The Avtoros Shaman is an eight-wheeled all-terrain vehicle made in Russia. It’s a truly versatile off-road truck capable of tackling almost any obstacle on land, and it also has the ability to drive in water.
Land Rover Cuthbertson
The Cuthbertson is a unique vehicle with tracks made by Land Rover. This vehicle design makes it capable of going through thick snow, marshland and deep mud. It’s lighter than tanks but less rugged, and it only goes about 20 mph on concrete.
Created by Ukranian company Torsus, the Praetorian 4x4 bus is capable of carrying up to 35 people. It’s already commonly useful for a variety of applications in industries like oil and gas, mining, forestry and emergency response. The Praetorian has a 15-inch ground clearance, making it a favorite among safari operators and ski resorts.
Armored BMW X5
The armored BMW X5 is a worthy vehicle for the apocalypse. BMW has created armored cars since 1978, and it definitely applies its knowledge and expertise when making the bulletproof X5. This vehicle can protect occupants from AK-47 and armor-piercing rounds. But, it doesn’t stop there. This X5 also protects occupants from hand grenades.
The Knight XV is one of the most luxurious apocalypse-ready vehicles you can own. It features a 6.8-liter V10 engine that gives it plenty of power. With six seats, there’s room for your whole family. It also features amenities like night vision cameras and is fully armored. It weighs a staggering 8.8 tons and has a price tag of $285,000.
The Gibbs Quadski is part ATV, part jetski. The extreme versatility makes this vehicle a great option for getting out of a disastrous situation unscathed. The Quadski has a 15-gallon gas tank, four-wheel disk brakes and a four-cylinder gasoline-powered engine. Trail and marine lighting make for easy navigation when you get out of the city.
Sportsmobile makes customized Mercedes and Ford E150 vans that are off-road ready. You can find a used one for around $60,000. The interior is large enough to be a home away from home, and the vans are typically customized for this purpose.
Ford GPA Amphibious Jeep
The Ford GPA is a quarter-ton 4x4 jeep that’s the smaller version of the DUKW. It was created for use on land and in water. It’s not as dependable on land or in water as the DUKW, and it doesn’t hold as many people. But if you’re by yourself and have a life jacket, this could be a workable option.
The United States used the M24 Chaffee tank during WWII. These vehicles are found throughout the country, and there are even some that are abandoned. Despite this, adding one to your fleet of apocalypse-ready vehicles will cost around $350,000.
Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard
The Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard was the first factory-armored car available to civilians in the United States. It offers superior protection, comfort and speed. You can get from zero to 60 in 7.3 seconds and travel at a top speed of 130 mph.
WWII Sherman Tank
If you want to escape zombies and looters in a historic military icon, look no further. The Sherman Tank is one of the most famous war machines ever made. The mass production of this tank resulted in about 50,000 units.
Chieftain MK 10
You and three friends can hit the road in a Chieftain MK 10 for between $20,000 and $80,000. These tanks are leftovers from the Cold War and were used by the British army from 1966 to 1995. Despite their age, they’re still worthy vehicles when you don't want anything to stand in your way.
If you have $250,000 to spend on a vehicle to escape the apocalypse, the Oshkosh M-ATV is an excellent option. The durable drivetrain can handle sand, snow, mud and water with ease. Sixteen inches of ground clearance and massive tires give it the ability to roll over obstacles without issue.
The OT-64-SKOT is one of the absolute best vehicles for escaping the apocalypse. It’s massive and can drive on land and in water. Unlike other amphibious vehicles, this one has eight wheels and extreme off-road capability, along with a top speed on the ground of nearly 60 mph.
The Tatra 813 is an eight-wheel AWD vehicle, and it’s one of the most powerful available. The engine is a 17.6-liter air-cooled multi-fuel diesel, capable of producing 350 horsepower. Each of the eight wheels moves independently, making the ride incredibly smooth considering the vehicle’s size.