The EFI setup on the FuelTech C8 Corvette features a custom jumper harness that allows a FT600 ECU to control fuel and timing in this twin turbocharged combination. The ECU has full control over the secondary fuel system and activates it when the intake manifold sees positive pressure. The FT600’s internal boost controller, that can control a regular CO2 based wastegate control or the newer technology of electronic wastegate, and power management options allow Anderson to custom program the power curve, which is a critical function in getting the vehicle to perform properly on the drag strip or road course.
The new 1,350 WHP record largely due to a new transmission strategy that FuelTech developed for the test car. The team built a new wiring harness to allow a second FT600 control system, whose only task is to preside over the transmission functions. Anderson was tight-lipped on the tech specs behind their new control unit, but he said FuelTech developed a key tuning strategy to prevent the factory PCM from triggering the OEM torque reduction table.
The team relies on the primary FT600 as a data logger to record factory sensors at a high sampling rate in addition to an assortment of FuelTech sensors. The Corvette employs two WB-O2 Nano meters that monitor the air/fuel ratio through Bosch LSU 4.2 sensors in the exhaust. Other sensors wired into the FT600 include backpressure canister, 0-150 psi pressure sensor to monitor the port fuel injection, two backpressure sensors for each turbocharger as well as turbocharger speed sensors. Anderson also added two FuelTech EGT-4 kits, which allows individual cylinder EGT monitoring for all eight cylinders, aiding in complete data collection and engine safety.
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