TodayApril 16, 2022

Matt Mcentegart, CEO of Vaydor Electric super car

Vaydor 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.

How much does a Vaydor cost?

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.

Depending on whether you bought the kit or had the car custom-built the Vaydor could run you from $15,000 to $75,000. 

Who bought Vaydor?

Vaydor Bodykits originally designed, built and sold Vaydor as a body kit. In 2018, the Vaydor business and brand was sold to Custom Crafted Cars (dba Supercraft cars), who sold Vaydors until 2020 as customer cars.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.