The Infiniti QX56 full-size luxury SUV might be best known for its leather-trimmed, 7-passenger interior and technological advances, but its real claim to fame could be its powerful, 400-horsepower engine.
Now, Infiniti has embarked on a one-off project to add QX power to a boat modified around a QX engine and designed with the luxury, performance and craftsmanship of its flagship SUV.
The first step in the Infiniti luxury boat project is well underway with the extraction and maritime prep of the QX engine. With assistance from Infiniti engineers and training managers, a team of automotive technical training program students from Tennessee Technical Center-Nashville and Nashville State Community College removed the engine and transmission from a 2011 Infiniti QX. Infiniti donated the rest of the vehicle to Tennessee Tech for continued use in their automotive curriculum.
With the engine removal completed, the Infiniti QX-powered luxury boat project is now being prepped to debut by next boating season. Project updates and photos, will be provided at: facebook.com/infiniti