The Japanese people from Infiniti announced that the current M35h, the four-door sedan hybrid in range, managed to enter the Guinness Book of Records. The Japanese model managed to obtain the best quarter-mile time for a fully hybrid model at the Santa Pod drag circuit in the UK.
The Infiniti M35h vehicle has been driven by Tim Pollard, journalist at CAR magazine, and obtained an acceleration from 0 to 400 m in 13,903 seconds, exceeding the speed of 160 km/h.
The new Infiniti M35h is powered by a 3.5-liter gasoline unit and a 50 kW electric motor able to deliver a combined output of 373 horsepower. The Japanese hybrid model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5,5 seconds while returning an impressive fuel economy of 7 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions by 162 g/km.
“The Infiniti M35h proves that hybrids can be fast as well as frugal. At Santa Pod you could feel the instant torque of the electric motor away from the standstill – the car just leapt of the line. I tried changing gears manually, but it was fastest in automatic,” said Tim Pollard, the actual driver who managed to obtain the fastest quarter-mile time and break the current world record.