Normally when you think of drag racing—or any racing for that matter—a hybrid vehicle doesn’t come to mind. However, Infiniti thinks hybrids and racing can coexist, squaring off its M Hybrid against a Porsche Panamera S hybrid in the desert. In today’s Video of the Day Infiniti shows off its M Hybrid’s power as it watches the Panamera S hybrid shrink in its side view mirror.
The video, shown below, shows a Stig look-alike getting into the Panamera and laying down some rubber. The Porsche then takes off into the open desert only to find out the Infiniti M Hybrid is more than a car-length ahead of it. While we don’t want to spoil the whole video for you Infiniti does a good job letting you know its M Hybrid is just as powerful as other luxury hybrids, and can even take on the gasoline-powered competition. This isn’t Infiniti’s first time parading its hybrid technology around. Earlier we reported that Car Magazine’s Tim Pollard set a world record for the fastest hybrid as he piloted an Infiniti M35h down the Santa Pod drag strip in the UK. Check out the video of the Infiniti M Hybrid as it leaves the formidable Porsche Panamera S hybrid in its sandy dust below.
After seeing this video would you consider buying a luxury hybrid even with its steep price tag? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.