Despite all outward appearances, this is about as exciting as creamed corn.

The system can be quickly swapped from a Mustang to an F150 to a competitor car

The touchscreen interface for vehicle simulated makes quick comparisons easy.

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Data in aggregate form, the output waveform heard through the headphones. It can be filtered into individual components to determine sources and paths of sound.

A small assortment of parts used for sound tuning. The long tube in the foreground pipes and amplifies sound into the cabin of the 2010 Ford Mustang.

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The new Ford F-150 muffler moves from a Tri-Flow design to a pass-through with tuned resonance chambers, they're designed to amplify some frequencies and dissipate others, giving the truck what Ford calls a "muscular" sound.

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The design gets so detailed that these little "air ramps" are stamped into the pipe to eliminate a high-speed whistle that was occurring at the joints of the pass through and resonance pipes.

If you ever want to know what a Taurus SHO sounds like naturally, take this part off and plug the hole it came from. It'll probably sound like a vacuum cleaner.