GM’s Mark Reuss Comments On C8 Corvette’s ‘Uncrackable’ ECU

GM president Mark Reuss has commented on a recent report that the ECU of the C8-generation Corvette will be virtually ‘untunable.’

The new Corvette will use the car manufacturer’s Global B battery electric vehicle architecture and while the sports car won’t be an EV, it is tipped to share its software system with EVs. This means it will offer superb cybersecurity, according to Reuss.

“We are going to do everything we can to protect our customers from a cybersecurity standpoint. Global B I think is going to be the standard of the industry in terms of the encrypted messaging that travels on our bus between modules. There’s a clean side and dirty side to that,” he said. “(2020 C8 Corvette ECU) is very, very well done in terms of being able to connect.”

Also Read: Report Says Chevrolet C8 Corvette May Be Untunable – Good Luck With That GM

It is claimed that the ECU of the C8 Corvette will be well encrypted and could prove extremely difficult to crack. Asked specifically about whether this was the case by Muscle Cars And Trucks, Reuss was rather coy, stating “I don’t wanna cut anybody out from an aftermarket standpoint, but we have to pick and choose who are the good guys.”

It’s hard to know exactly what Reuss means by that but its possible that only approved aftermarket companies may be granted access into the car’s computer system.

GM has made many of its recent models difficult to tune. In fact, it took aftermarket companies roughly two years to crack into the ECU used in L5P Duramax-equipped pickup trucks.

more photos...
  • Mr. EP9

    Uncrackable ECU? Yeah, right.

    • Thunderbolt

      Even fake Thor’s hammer would do the job.


  • john1168

    Cyber security lol… right… I’m sure if an aftermarket company signs a contract and pays GM for the codes then all will be right again. And if not, I’m sure someone will be able to crack the coding in about a year or so like with their previous ecu’s.

Does The Ford Ranger Raptor Work As A Family Car?

While it might not be as fast as the Raptor moniker suggests, it excels at arduous terrains – but can it be your daily driver?.

The New Honda Fit Might Not Make It Into The United States

Nothing is official, but so far Honda refers to the model only as the Jazz, plus sales of the current Fit in the US have declined by 17 percent this year.

Is Tesla Readying A “Track Mode Package” Upgrade For The Model 3 Performance?

According to info contained in a parts catalog list, the Performance version of Tesla’s entry-level sedan is set to get new tires and upgraded brake pads.

Ferrari’s First U.S. Tailor Made Center Opens In New York City

The new Tailor Made Center is housed in a redesigned showroom and features a private owners’ lounge as well as space for five cars on display.

VW Working On Two SUVs To Slot Below The Tiguan – Could They Be US-Spec Versions Of T-Roc And T-Cross?

These two should hit the U.S. market alongside the electric ID.4, but it’s unknown if they’re federalized versions of existing ones or distinct models.

DS3 Crossback Is Oh So Chic, But What’s It Like Under That Fancy Dress?

The DS3 Crossback is the French automaker’s answer to the likes of the Audi Q2, BMW X2 and Mini Countryman.

Tesla Gets Government Approval To Start Building Cars In China

Tesla wants to be building 1,000 Model 3s per week before the end of the year in its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai .

It Took Lamborghini Only Five Years To Deliver 14,000 Huracans

The Huracan, which has already received an update, is expected to remain in production for a few more years.

This Is What The Renault Zoe RS Electric Hot Hatch Could Look Like

The Zoe RS, whose viability is under consideration by Renault, could feature dual electric motors and deliver over 200 HP.

VW Golf Countdown: 1997-2003 Mk4 – Introducing A High Quality Interior, ESC And DSG

The fourth-generation Golf was considered on par, quality-wise, with the pricier, and more upmarket, Audi A3.