retrofitting an ICE to an EV
Matthew (aka Matt) Mcentegart is the CEO of Vaydor, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2013 Festivals of Speed in Orlando, FL. Mcentegart has been Designing, Building and Fabricating Custom Show Cars for the past twenty years. He has finally come out with his own design that can be fitted to the chassis of an Infiniti G35, customizable as an electric car or internal combustion engine.
According to the Vaydor website, The Vaydor G35 utilizes the Infiniti/Nissan ubiquitous VQ35DE engine. This engine is a 3.5 liter v6 extremely robust engine. The position is a front-midship engine, rear-wheel-drive layout to achieve a 52% front/48% rear weight distribution.
This engine in its stock tune produces 261-298 horsepower depending on year and choice of manual or automatic transmission.
ema-motorworks has a purpose-built engine replacement for the Vaydor G35 that’s been built to except over 1000 horsepower, this engine uses the PROVEN Darton MID Sleeve Kit.