Aaron Link's job takes him from zero to 60 in less than six seconds. As a lead development engineer for General Motors, he spends most of his time on the tracks test driving the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro.
"My favorite part of the job is getting hands-on with the vehicles and being able to touch them, drive them, experience them, feel how the parts go together… It's a lot of art with some science." Link said in an interview with CNBC's "Power Lunch."
The cars are outfitted with special equipment that collects data while Link tests breaks, steering, balance, the sound of the exhaust, and even the comfort of the seats.
"I like to view the job as being able to represent the customer," Link said. "I imagine somebody getting in their car in their garage in the morning and going to work or for a drive on the weekend, or going to dinner with their wife."