Infiniti’s M hybrid earned a page in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s fastest full hybrid last year, and now the Japanese automaker is intent on letting everyone know about it – especially Porsche. In Infiniti’s latest commercial, the M35h takes on the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid in a Hollywood-style drag race. Any guesses as to which car wins?
The M35h and Panamera Hybrid are pretty close in the specs department. The M35h’s hybrid drivetrain produces a combined 360 hp, while the Panamera S Hybrid pumps out a respectable 380 hp. The M35h weighs in at 4129 lbs, while Porsche’s hybrid four-door is a bit heftier at 4365 lbs. On paper, this sounds like a good race.
The video doesn’t actually give us that race though, as the camera cuts away at crucial moments, only to show up at the finish line when the M35h predictably crosses in first-place. Staged? Totally. Infiniti gave us a more interesting race last year when it ran the M35h against the M37 on the Nürburgring with help from Red Bull Racing.
For now, the M35h enjoys its spot atop the hybrid heap, but it’s only a matter of time before another quick gasoline-electric comes knocking on Guinness’ door. Check out the video below for all the hybrid racing action you can stomach.