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.”
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.