GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery

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  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    Prior to the Chevy C8 Corvette’s release, we learned that aftermarket tuners would have a hard time tuning the new Vette
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    This was mainly due to the security features built into the C8’s Global B electric architecture and the ECU
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    Some say that GM has gone overboard with the security, while the company cites cybersecurity as the main reason
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    According to Muscle Cars & Trucks, trying to tune the C8’s ECU is nearly impossible without some major hardware
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    “Engine tuning is nearly impossible without running a ton of aftermarket computers in tandem with the factory ECU – otherwise known as a “piggyback”. The process isn’t exactly without serious compromises, either, often involving a rats nest of wi
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    That same outlet decided to reach out to GM to figure out what the deal is and if GM is going to help aftermarket tuners
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    They got into touch with the Corvette’s Executive Chief Engineer, Tadge Juecther, who basically shot down any and all hope.
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    “Our business model doesn’t really cater to the aftermarket, we have to do all the things internally between Corvette just like any other General Motors product. Our desire is to make the car as hack proof as possible to protect our customers.”
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    Beyond that quote, he pretty much went on about protecting customers from hackers taking over their car
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    When asked if GM would help a select group of well-known tuners access the C8’s electric system, he held the same stance
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    “The answer is essentially no. We’re not going to give everybody kiers to the backdoor into our modules to do whatever they want. We think the best will figure it out.”
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    The report sounds more like a bunch of legal jargon to protect GM’s image
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    When in reality, there’s a good chance GM doesn’t want anyone to improve the C8 beyond the stock configuration
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    Or, perhaps there will be GM-branded performance parts in the future
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    More than likely, however, it’s that GM doesn’t want people to buy the cheapest Vette and tune it
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    Probably because that would be cheaper than buying the higher-performance Vettes that will launch in the near future
  • GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette - gallery
    Regardless of the reason, if you own a C8 Corvette, don’t expect aftermarket tuners to do much for you anytime soon
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