Infiniti M35h Hybrid | Fully Charged
A drive to the Red Bull Formula 1 workshops in the Infiniti M35h Hybrid.
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2015 Lexus LX570 Vs. 2014 Infiniti Q80
2014 Lexus LX 570 vs. Its Competition
The Lexus LX 570 is an expensive, bulky way to haul your entire family to
the most remote places on the planet.
There are several alternatives can accomplish the same task, oftentimes
with more grace and less money involved.
While the Range Rover may only have room for five passengers, it's more
capable off-road, more entertaining to drive on the highway, and more
luxurious all the way around.
The Cadillac Escalade is near the end of its product cycle in its current
design, but it offers more interior space and the option of a hybrid model.
The Infiniti QX80–previously called the QX56–is a relative bargain for
its luxurious interior and on-road driving dynamics, but it doesn't possess
as much off-road heritage as the LX.
The Mercedes-Benz GL is one of our top choices, especially in diesel guise,
for its interior comfort and composed driving dynamics.
And, you should at least consider the Toyota Land Cruiser, which shares
most of its components with the LX 570, offers arguably better off-roading
prowess, and costs around $10,000 less.
1:18 AUTOart Performance Series Lexus GS 450h
Debuting in Frankfurt in 2005, Lexus' GS 450h made a powerful impression as
the world's first performance-oriented hybrid luxury sedan. Also given high
marks for styling being much more sleek & sexy than an Audi A6 or a
Mercedes E. Technologically, the GS 450h is both extremely sophisticated
(with a 3.5 liter 340 hp hybrid V6 able to propel the two ton-plus car from
0 to 60 in under six seconds) and uncommonly luxurious. This impressive new
model is everything we've come to expect from AutoArt, with exemplary fit
and a finish whose glow (not a glare) reflects AA's mastery of metallic
paint. Every chrome piece is precisely fitted and seems sculpted to scale.
The 18" alloys and brake detail are highly realistic, proof that plastics
and metal can work together when the castings and finish are this
sophisticated. Light lensing is jewel-like and the glazing, incorporating
the windshield's sun screen and the rear defrosting element,
distortion-free. If you're still not won over, note the "hybrid" scripts on
the lower body trim! Under the insulated hood the V6 is hidden from view,
with only the cowling (inscribed with HYBRID SYNERGY DRIVE and the Lexus
emblem) and two conduit cables to the electric motor visible. But what
there is to see is crisply rendered. The chassis, too, is largely sealed,
but the dual Exhaust and rear
suspension components are convincing. The trunk is, of course, carpeted.
The interior truly instills appreciation for the car and AutoArt's modeling
prowess. The impression is one of subtle, uncompromising luxury with every
amenity you'd expect: power everything, CD player and navigation system,
fine leather seats and chaste, elegant wood accents. AA's refined detail is
everywhere apparent: plush carpeting, exemplary wood grain, real cloth
seatbelts with metal buckles, a dashboard of great depth and presence and
the perfectly scaled wood and leather wheel with the delicate Lexus logo.
The weather stripping around the door frames is remarkable. My only gripes
are the hard plastic used for the otherwise finely molded seats and (very
surprising for AA) no door sills.
Apart from the customary opening panels and functioning steering, operating
features are largely eschewed on both models in favor of crafting a visual
tour de force. And that's just fine with me.
Behind the Wheel: 2012 Infiniti M35 Hybrid
*Editor note: It is a 2012, not a 2011.
We get our hands on a car that only a few have driven. Pretty cool. It's a
hybrid. Or is it? Bi-polar hybrid. Bi-winning.
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2012 Infiniti M37 S HD Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ Infiniti could have copied BMW or Mercedes
like so many have before, but they've clearly taken their own road with the
M37 S. It delivers the stuff needed to play in this market, the only thing
missing are enlightened buyers. Tom Voelk follows a BMW 7 Series in
downtown traffic without touching the brake pedal to see how well Distance
Control Assist works.