Infinitis and world records aren’t usually associated with one another, but all that has changed with one swooping quarter-mile run from the Infiniti M35h.

Recently, the Japanese luxury sedan took a blistering lap time at the Santa Pod drag strip, setting a world record time of 13.9031 seconds in a quarter-mile with a passing speed in excess of 100 mph. The 373-horsepower luxury sedan was driven by CAR Magazine journalist, Tim Pollard, etching his name in Guinness lore as the driver of the world’s fastest accelerating full hybrid vehicle.

The M35h may not belong in the conversation of being one of the fastest machines on the planet, but as far as full hybrids are concerned, it can now stake a serious claim as being on top of that list. The M35h is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower with an electric motor that adds 68 horsepower, hitting a total output of 373 horsepower with an 0-62 mph acceleration time of 5.5 seconds.

“The Infiniti M35h proves that hybrids can be fast as well as frugal,” said Pollard.

“At Santa Pod you could feel the instant torque of the electric motor away from the standstill – the car just leapt of the line."

Congratulations to Infiniti for their record-breaking attempt. Here’s to more records being broken by the Japanese automaker in the future.

Hit the jump to watch the record lap video courtesy of Car Magazine.

Record Lap by Infiniti M35h Hybrid

Fast forward to the 1:35 mark to get straight to the good stuff!

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  (714) posted on 12.15.2011

The color black of the car is very classy on this, and it really looks so exclusive on that. Moreover, I love the aggressive look that gives by its car lines. I’m just a little curious on its interior features?

  (463) posted on 10.21.2011

Whew!! How I wish it could be on the road till an infinite time. I love how the headlights of this car were formed. This is elegant and just like what they said, a reacord-breaker car.

  (798) posted on 09.27.2011

Elegant car on the road! smiley This car is great specially the performance of this car is really great. If this car has high engine the car is the best.

  (502) posted on 09.23.2011

M35h car is very simple looking. I like a simple looking car and also the black car like this. The performance of this car is great. The record lap of this car is so amazing. I can’t wait for the updates of this car version.

  (197) posted on 09.21.2011

Infiniti M35h is very simple looking but seems so elegant and for sure this is an expensive one. Well, simplicity is beauty. I’m starting to love this car.

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