Infiniti M35h Sets New Quarter Mile World Record

Infiniti is determined to show the world that the M35h is not your average hybrid and reflects the company’s sporty image. After the car was recently used for a Nurburgring image stunt with F1 champion Sebastian Vettel behind the wheel, Infiniti has now taken the M35h to the drag strip, setting a quarter mile record.
Infiniti M35h quarter mile recordInfiniti M35h quarter mile record
The Infiniti M35h is now in the Guinness World Records archive as the world’s fastest accelerating full hybrid, with the 364 hp sedan playing the 400m (quarter mile) game in 13.9031 seconds.

A standard production model was taken to the Santa Pod Raceway in the UK, which hosts the FIA European Drag Racing Championships in order to show that the 5.5 seconds time for the vehicle’s o to 62 mph sprint is only a part of what it can do to please the driver in a straight line.

The M35h’s 0-62mph time of 5.5 seconds – itself the fastest time listed for a full hybrid – was just one facet of the car’s overall Inspired Performance. The standing 400m (quarter mile), an iconic acceleration test the world over, is a more demanding challenge than 0-62mph and offers a more complete picture of a car’s acceleration,” a company statement reads.

To get an idea of what the M35h’s time means, we’ll tell you that this places it well into sports car territory. For example, a 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante needs 13.6 seconds for the job.
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