Heavy-duty truck buyers want more power and the 2011 Ford Super Duty's 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel's providing it with new best-in-class ratings: 800 lb-ft of torque and 400 HP. Below, a chart of how far the power wars have come.
The 2011 Ford Super Duty's a gamble. Ford's newest heavy hauler abandons the well-known Navistar-supplied Powerstroke diesel for a brand new all-Ford designed powerplant supposedly delivering monstrous power, squeaky-clean emissions, better fuel economy and the same price. Seems suspiciously impressive.
We just got back from beating the snot out of Ford's new 2011 Super Duty. While we can't talk about the 735 lb-ft Powerstroke diesel's performance, we can tell you about this monster, the second not-for-sale "Hoss" Super Duty.
Despite showing us the 2011 F-Series Super Duty five months ago, there's been not a word on power. Finally, here's the scoop: Powerstroke, 390HP and 735ft-lb of torque. 6.2-liter gas engine, 385HP and 405 ft-lb of torque. Your move GM.
The Truck Of War pitting Duramax against Powerstroke has officially heated up with GM telling PickupTrucks.com "Let's Go!" to the offer of an old-fashioned-and-insanely-awesome truck tug-of-war. We'll bring the popcorn. [PickupTrucks.com]
GM Vice-Chairman Tom Stephens is so confident in GM's new 2011 Heavy Duty trucks, he's issued a challenge to Ford, telling PickupTrucks.com he wants to pit 'em up against the new Super Duty — in a tug of war! [PickupTrucks.com]
With the unveil of the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty at the Texas State Fair, we were buried under a deluge of details. We've had time to review the engineering in the new trucks and have a comprehensive breakdown on all you need to know.