Both cars rely on PowerFT engine management systems—the supercharged combo sports an FT600 while the big-block, nitrous Mustang runs an FT550. Both systems are highly capable and offer many of the same features. Both include sequential injection and ignition, O2 closed loop, Data Logger, Traction Control, Delay Box, Boost Controller, and Nitrous Controller. The FT450, FT550, and FT600 ECU units also come with an LCD display and touchscreen, showing real-time data and allowing the user to perform adjusts without a PC connection. Additionally, all the PowerFT control units feature AMP SUPERSEAL automotive connectors, accelerometer and gyroscope, and 2 CAN networks. The FT600, FT550, and FT550LITE are capable of transmission controls with its built-in GearControl. If that isn’t enough, the FuelTech Input Expander is available, providing 24 additional inputs, including 20 analog inputs and 4 VR sensors.
The Pro Nitrous function can control up to 6 stages of nitrous injection. It could also set operation thresholds, offer custom timers and delays, complete ignition timing and fuel control, nitrous bottle pressure compensation, and individual cylinder trim. These are many of the reasons nitrous-powered racecars from Pro Modified to weekend warriors are making the switch to FuelTech.