A combination of 302hp from its 3.5-litre V6 and 68hp from an electric motor give the M35h sufficient muscle to make it the fastest accelerating car in Infiniti's European line-up. The newcomer will be shown-off at the Paris show next month, but some key performance details have been released in advance.
At the heart of the M35h is a front-engine, rear-drive-only mechanical layout based around an innovative drivetrain featuring a one motor/two clutch system, they tell us.
The first (dry) clutch is installed between the naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre V6 and the electric motor and facilitates full decoupling of the V6 when the car is in electric drive and power regeneration modes. Decoupling the V6 reduces mechanical losses and boosts efficiency of the electric motor.
All of which sounds great from a techy perspective, although considering the car is designed to take on the best of the Germans and Jaguar, we reckon it will need to get quite a long way on its style alone.