Meet the world’s fastest accelerating hybrid – the 2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid sedan. To celebrate the launch of European sales for the model, Infiniti put its brand ambassador, Sebastian Vettel, in a new M35h and his team mate Mark Webber in a M37 S Premium and set them loose on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Yes, it’s a race.
Both tackled 13 miles and 73 bends of the most iconic and most demanding racetrack in the world. But who wins the race? Well, we don’t want to ruin it for you.
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Refresher: The Infiniti M35 Hybrid will be powered by a single electric-motor/twin-clutch arrangement, mated to a naturally aspirated 3.5L V6. Together the system makes 360-hp. The first-clutch is installed between the V6 engine and the electric motor, which Infiniti says allows for a more responsive drive. Infiniti said that the M35 Hybrid, which will carry a lithium-ion battery pack, has the ability to run solely on electric-power under certain driving conditions. 0 to 62 mph comes in 5.5 seconds with an EPA-rated fuel-economy of 27/32 mpg (city/highway).
– By: Omar Rana