/Infiniti M35h Named Fastest Accelerating Hybrid

Infiniti M35h Named Fastest Accelerating Hybrid

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The new Infiniti M35h Hybrid earned a Guinness Record for the world’s fastest accelerating full hybrid car.

The 364PS petrol/electric luxury sedan clocked a quarter mile time of 13.9031 seconds (average of all runs) at the UK’s Santa Pod Raceway. The standard production finished each run doing over 100 mph, which is very impressive. It also has a 0 to 60 acceleration time of 5.5 seconds.

What’s more impressive, is the M35h’s economy figures, considering its performance. The car emits just 162g/km of CO2 and, on the combined cycle, needs 7.0 litres of fuel per 40.4mpg. And the best thing about it is that it looks like any other Infiniti, so people will never realize you are driving a hybrid!

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“The Infiniti M35h proves that hybrids can be fast as well as frugal,” said Tim Pollard, associate editor of the UK’s CAR Magazine, who drove the car in its record-breaking run. “At Santa Pod you could feel the instant torque of the electric motor away from standstill – the car just leapt off the line. I did try changing gear manually, but it was fastest left in automatic. That was when we achieved the fastest single run of 13.8960 seconds.

“But what impressed most was the M’s duality of purpose: it might be quick, but it’s also comfy and very easy to drive. It felt like it could do these runs all week long.”

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