Ford Plans To Make The 2024 S650 Mustang Impossible For Tuners To Modify

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Much ado has been made of the fact that the C8 Corvette – which debuted in 2019 for the 2020 model year – has proven to be incredibly difficult to tune, which stems from its heavily encrypted ECU, a byproduct of GM’s attempts to thwart cybersecurity and various hacking concerns. Now, it seems as if third-party tuning companies will also find the all-new, recently-revealed S650 Ford Mustang more difficult to tune as well, for precisely the same reason.

“Much more difficult,” Ford Mustang Chief Engineer Ed Krenz told Ford Authority Executive Editor, Alex Luft, in a recent interview when asked if it would be difficult for third parties to tune the S650 Ford Mustang. Krenz explained that the seventh-generation Mustang uses the automaker’s new Fully-Networked Vehicle (FNV) electrical architecture, which brings various benefits like over-the-air updates and much-needed cybersecurity to the iconic pony car, but it also largely locks down the vehicle from being tuned as well.

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