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05-30-2019 10:47 AM
Kensington
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Originally Posted by Mook View Post
Ain't nobody got time to read through TWO different threads
05-30-2019 10:46 AM
tinfoilhat Sound like a nightmare
05-30-2019 10:45 AM
Mook Bruh

https://www.thechicagogarage.com/for...ml#post3911777
05-30-2019 10:42 AM
Kensington
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hevrolet's upcoming eighth-generation Corvette, or "mid-engined C8" as it's known to its fans, has an electrical control system reportedly so complex and secure that third-party attempts to tune the factory ECU could potentially "brick" the car.

The 2020 Corvette has been reported to use a new global electrical system framework devised by General Motors, one so complex that working out its kinks allegedly delayed the C8's reveal by six months. According to Muscle Cars & Trucks, this system's nerve center is an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) with security measures so stiff that it'll shrug off most attempts to modify its code. Extreme encryption measures reportedly mean that even reading the ECU's code will be exceptionally tricky for tuners, who have long loved the Corvette for its easy performance gains with slight modification.

Sources allegedly told the publication that the C8's ECU can recognize attempts to modify its code, and that it may shut down while you're working on it to save its factory settings. Should some third-party code make its way into the ECU, the car will reportedly enter a "recovery mode" wherein the car is effectively bricked, meaning it won't start, and won't be tunable with anything other than proprietary GM gear.

Simply replacing the factory ECU with a third-party unit such as a Haltech or Motec unit to bypass this problem is reportedly not such an easy proposition, for reasons unspecified. We speculate that this may be down to the alleged complexity of the C8's electrical system.

GM plans to launch the C8 on July 18 in Orange County, California. There, GM will reportedly announce that the base model will be powered by a dual overhead cam V-8 called the LT2, linked to a dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic transmission. Rumors claim that there will be no manual transmission options available at any point and that twin-turbo V-8s will eventually be available on the C8's higher trims, in 4.2 or 5.5 liters.
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04-02-2019 12:23 PM
98GrandPrixIraqVet
04-02-2019 09:15 AM
Mook Hence me asking if you were serious followed by a laughing emoji.
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Originally Posted by 98GrandPrixIraqVet View Post
Do you know what todays date is?

04-02-2019 09:12 AM
nytebyte What happens when your Vette's LAN crashes:




Just reboot it when it has problems. That usually fixes everything.
04-01-2019 08:06 PM
Ron Vogel LAN? Oh that should be a treat...when it glitches and it loses IP addy. I work with a lot of that in industry, good tech...but messes up randomly. Not that it's not quickly recoverable. Would suck travelling at football fields per second speed when the LAN has to reconnect.

Profibus is more robust
04-01-2019 08:05 PM
Ron Vogel LAN? Oh that should be a treat...when it glitches and it loses IP addy. I work with a lot of that in industry, good tech...but messes up randomly. Not that it's not quickly recoverable. Would suck travelling at football fields per second speed when the LAN has to reconnect.
04-01-2019 04:18 PM
98GrandPrixIraqVet Do you know what todays date is?

04-01-2019 04:17 PM
Mook You serious?
04-01-2019 04:17 PM
98GrandPrixIraqVet https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid...e-leak-april-1

For real?
03-14-2019 08:48 PM
IceCreamAssassin If they get this car dialed in, itís gonna change some games.
03-14-2019 08:01 PM
m_dogg Woman was fucking with it, TOTALED.

03-14-2019 07:05 PM
SleeperLS I can understand them having so many issues as it is the very first of it's kind. A mid engine car has never been done before.
03-14-2019 06:14 PM
95SC More issues
https://jalopnik.com/heres-the-mid-e...gas-1833296525
03-13-2019 02:44 PM
cmntmxr57 I was gonna post it's stiffness issue.

But 900 - 1,000 hp from the factory. That tests MY stiffness.
03-13-2019 09:04 AM
Pressure Ratio Ya, chassis rigidity is so important in these newer cars. Not only to handle chassis twist due to the engine torque for the bodies sake. But to keep the tires on the ground and suspension doing its job. Plus it keeps the suspension mounting points where they are designed to be. A spring mount moving or control arm mounting point moving can cause inconsistent handling and so on. Less body movement leading to less interior panels squeaking, rattling, and so on. It will be interesting to read later on what development went into the making of this car. And what they had to overcome along the way.
03-13-2019 08:26 AM
Great White Drake They’ll get it figured out. I just love that they’re pushing the envelope so far. Like a handful of cars from the 60’s that had too much hp for their chassis.
03-13-2019 08:24 AM
Pressure Ratio I don't think you understand how this is supposed to work...






03-13-2019 08:21 AM
Great White Drake That’s badass! Window shattering hp. Nasty.
03-13-2019 07:27 AM
Yaj Yak
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Originally Posted by 98GrandPrixIraqVet View Post
Sub 100k entry this thing will be a money printer.




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03-12-2019 10:56 PM
98GrandPrixIraqVet
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Originally Posted by SleeperLS View Post
If they really could keep the price down like stated, these will sell like crazy.

Sub 100k entry this thing will be a money printer.
03-12-2019 07:52 PM
Spivitz Yikes


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03-12-2019 04:14 PM
Kensington manufacturing process defect?
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