Special 2013 Roush Stage 3 Ford Mustang Goes to Auction
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.
As TorqueNews.com managing editor Patrick Rall pointed out earlier this month in his piece on the 2013 Roush Mustangs, "The 2013 Roush Mustang Stage 3 package which takes the exterior and interior goodies from Stage 1, the handling goodies from Stage 2 and adds an engine upgrade package that pushes the output from the standard 420hp and 390lb-ft of torque up to a far healthier 565 horsepower and 505lb-ft of torque. Helping the Roush Stage 3 engine make this power is an Eaton TVS R2300 supercharger and a PCM calibrated by Roush engineers to not just make all of that power – but to do it safely enough for Roush to offer an awesome 3 year, 36,000 mile powertrain warranty."
Notice a slight discrepancy between the Roush Stage 3 Patrick wrote about and the one being auctioned off? The SAE version apparently has 60 more horsepower and 35 lb. ft. more of torque as if the "stock" Roush Stage 3 Mustang wasn't already powerful enough.
Not too give this special Mustang even more of a sales pitch, but this one is going to have some unique aspects available nowhere else. Edsel Ford II, Bill Ford Jr. and Jack Roush will each be signing the car in connection with the May 16th SAE Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration http://www.saefoundation.org/events/ at Ford Field. This vehicle will also be the Pace Car for the June 2012 Michigan International Speedway – captained by none other than Jack Roush himself leading the NASCAR racers around the track.
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 where tickets go for $350 each.
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."
"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," said Matt Miller, director of the SAE Foundation and pre-professional programs.. "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."
No estimates yet of how much the Roush Stage 3 Mustang will go for at the SAE auction. No reserve bids have been announced but consider this my Internet prediction: it ain't going to be cheap.