Kels the Hybrid 350Z Time Attack Car

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For anyone interested in racing and powerful ICE, we just finished up a groundbreaking dyno session here at MPP headquarters. We love to work on this car in the evenings and are proud to have been able to achieve these numbers after years of struggle.

We burned less than 20L of fuel from the first startup, break-in, partial, and full throttle tuning. Our position has always been to tell car enthusiasts that we aren't asking you to give up your fun weekend toy! Look for something more efficient (preferably EV) for your daily commute- you can still make a difference in your carbon emissions without sacrificing your passion. If you happen to get a Tesla for your daily commute you will probably have more fun than before.

Kels is going to set some lap records before we take her apart to install our hybrid KERS system. If anyone is interested in this we would gladly share progress here, such as the customized Formula-E motor we have in progress, the custom thermally managed battery we are planning and the Motec electronics to control it all.

 

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We finally achieved our 10-year goal of a 1:18 at Mosport - one of the fastest tracks in North America, and considered by many to be a mini "Nurburgring" because of the high-speed corners and tons of elevation change. This has been a goal of ours since watching IMSA cars racing in the late 2000's!

With a great ending to the season, we are now going to start installing the Phi-Power motor, Cascadia motion inverter and BMW i8 batteries. This space will become more interesting very soon :)

 

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Kels updates have been a bit slow here - sorry for that. Here are some exciting bits to share with you all. First of all, Speed Academy came and featured the car and covered our Mosport 1:18 lap. You can check that out here:


We've since been hard at work getting the motor mounted to the engine, designing/fabricating a custom bellhousing motor mount / spacer, crankshaft trigger wheel and sensor mount, power distribution box, motor coolant distribution manifolds with low profile, high flow custom banjo bolts, aluminum fuel hardlines, and completing the cooling system with lightweight motorsport hoses and an old 90's Benetton Formula 1 heat exchanger!

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Here's a quick video where we go over some of the cool functionality on the hybrid powertrain.

We did have it running on the dyno late last week and unfortunately.... we broke the shaft between the engine and the gearbox. We've already finished a new design so hopefully we can have the new components produced very soon to try again!