DETROIT — A student-built Ford Daytona Coupe has been unveiled in Detroit as part of a program celebrating innovative projects.

The car was constructed from more than 1,000 parts by 50 Breithaupt Career and Technical Center students and presented Friday at the inaugural STEMFest.

Breithaupt students spent the past 18 weeks assembling the car which features a Ford 306 engine that delivers 350 horsepower, a Ford TK5 transmission and a new independent rear suspension.

The program by the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the Flying Classroom and the Ford Motor Co. Fund featured project-based learning activities that focused on career and technical education courses.

Students in the Breithaupt program are interested in business administration, construction trades, culinary arts, drafting and design, technology, marketing and more fields.

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