Ford has an impressive 3D racing simulator in Concord, North Carolina.

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Drivers can practice their lines and strategies at various tracks, as well as experimenting with virtual car setups.

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The production-car simulator doesn't have 3D imagery but is otherwise identical to the racing version.

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The simulator has six degrees of freedom to pitch, twist and jostle drivers.

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Getting in and out of the simulator is a little trickier than getting into a real Mustang.

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The inside of the simulator can be set up like a Mustang, as seen here, or like a Ford Focus.

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This Ford GT simulator "buck" is designed to give drivers as realistic an experience as possible.

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Engineers and spectators can watch the simulator driver's progress from a third-person perspective.

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Tommy Joseph shows off a 45-percent scale model of a NASCAR racer used for wind-tunnel testing.

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