In Chicago, used QX56 Infiniti owners probably never would've imagined their car's engine would be used to power a boat. However, for the students from Tennessee Technical Center-Nashville and Nashville State Community College, that's exactly what they're trying to accomplish.
Recently, these students successfully removed the powerful 400-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 from the Infiniti QX56 and got it operational again outside the car. All that remains now is porting this mighty engine to a boat.
This project doesn't resemble your typical Infiniti service. Evanston motorists are intrigued nevertheless. Although our cars might not run over water, that doesn't mean an SUV's engine can't be used to power a watercraft!
The students have already located a boat, too. About 1,000 miles away in Freeport, Maine, a suitable boat is residing in a workshop. It's been stripped of its engine and hardware, making it a perfect casing for the QX56 engine.
Sure the boat still needs some work, but at least the engine is all set to go. It's been modified to work with the watercraft's transmission. Once the process is complete, it'll breathe new life into this boat, which used to be a top-of-the-line model. Thanks to a high-tech Infiniti product, it can again be a high performance machine.