Limited Edition Roush Ford Mustang Revs Up to Support Education Programs

May Auction to Benefit SAE Foundation Education Programming

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roush Performance and Ford Motorsports are building a limited edition 2013 Roush® Stage 3 Ford Mustang that will be auctioned at the SAE Foundation's 25th Anniversary Celebration.  All proceeds will benefit SAE's education outreach programs. 

This one-of-a-kind vehicle features custom silver edition painted body and graphics, a Roush 5.0L Supercharged Engine featuring the Ford Racing "Aluminator" long block with a 625 hp engine and 540 ft-lbs of torque, Roush tuned suspension, custom SVT GT500 track pack wheels, Roush custom body components and a customized Roush interior.  

The live auction will take place during the Foundation's 25th Anniversary Celebration, to be held Wednesday, May 16 at Ford Field.  Interested bidders may contact Renee Hayes at SAE (724-772-8508) prior to the event, or may also attend the event to participate in the live auction.  Arrangements will be made for interested parties to participate by phone during the live auction if they are unable to attend the celebration dinner.  

The Foundation also will honor Edsel B. Ford II with the Industry Leadership Award in addition to recognizing young men and women for leadership growth in the industry.

"Roush is proud to join Ford and SAE in the effort to help the United States continue to improve our country's skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education," said Jack Roush, NASCAR team owner; legendary builder of performance and specialty vehicles; and former college math and physics professor.  "SAE's programs are proven winners in helping young people get excited and pursue careers in these high-skills areas.  We're pleased to be part of their winner's circle."

For the past quarter century, the SAE Foundation has combated the pressing issue of STEM education through its curriculum development and  activities geared toward students from elementary to collegiate levels. 

"We know how to make math and engineering cool again in the eyes of young students," said Matt Miller, director of the SAE Foundation and pre-professional programs.  "To date more than four million students have been touched by the K-12 and collegiate programs in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces and territories."

"When we can combine the Ford brand with great partners like Roush and the SAE Foundation it's a win-win," said Paul Mascarenas, Chief Technical Officer of Ford Motor Company and Chairman of the SAE Foundation's 25th Anniversary Leadership Committee.  "SAE Foundation programs like A World In Motion (AWIM) help encourage and engage young people in science and engineering, making an investment in the future of our industry."

"This is an exciting opportunity to partner with two great brands like Roush and Ford to benefit our ongoing STEM programming efforts," stated Miller.  "The limited edition Roush Mustang is sure to be a big draw, given the American heritage of this muscle car, married with the performance and aesthetic modifications from Roush.  It should be an exciting evening, and the winner will not only drive away with a cool car; the winner will help drive our efforts even further."

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

Livonia, Michigan-based Roush Enterprises, Inc. employs over 3,000 people in facilities throughout North America.  Subsidiaries include Roush, widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype, and manufacturing services to the transportation, life science, aerospace, defense and theme park industries; and Roush Performance, developer and manufacturer of performance vehicles and products for the automotive aftermarket.  For more information, visit www.roush.com or www.roushperformance.com.

SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.  

Editor's note:  to view the vehicle as well as the specifications, please follow this link:  www.saefoundation.org/events

Contact: Alex Miles, Mullen, alex.miles@mullen.com or call 412-402-0151

SOURCE SAE Foundation

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