M35h features a hybrid powertrain with a total output of 364 PS (268 kW). The record was set by journalist Tim Pollard of CAR Magazine.

The Infiniti M35h has set a world-record for a hybrid doing the quarter-mile run (400 meters).

The record was set last August 23rd by Tim Pollard, associate editor of CAR Magazine, at the Santa Pod Raceway in the UK. Pollard drove the M35h from a standing start to 400 meters in 13.9031 seconds (an average of all the runs).

"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," said Pollard.

The M35h features a V6 petrol engine coupled to a 68PS (50kW) electric motor for a total output of 364 PS (268 kW) - all of which goes to the rear wheels by means of a double-clutch gearbox. Fuel-economy is rated at 7.0 liters/100 km (or 40.4 mpg imp.) and CO2 emissions are 162g/km.

Gallery: Infiniti breaks quarter-mile record for a hybrid with M35h