Late last year, Ford tweaked the software of its diesel Super Duty pickup to claim horsepower/torque bragging rights among the Nimitz-class carriers of the pickup world — heavy duty trucks. GM's just launched an internet mule-kick on behalf of its Silverado HD.
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.
Considering the tremendous capabilities and competency displayed by the 2009 Ford F-150, it's anything but a surprise the truck has been awarded the Truck of Texas title by the Texas Auto Writers Association, making it the sixth year in a row Ford has owned those bragging rights. It was a good year for Ford and no…