Ford has topped nearly every pickup truck chart for the last 35 years. Now its new Super Duty truck is, in fact, the most powerful pickup truck with its latest upgrade. Another 10 horsepower may sound like a small improvement, but the fine-tuning that went into squeezing that power out makes a substantial difference. See the upgrades for yourself with a test drive at an Indianapolis Ford Lincoln dealership near you.
Big Improvements in a Small Timeframe
The F-Series Super Duty truck has made a massive improvement after only being released for one year. Its aluminum body was a significant source of contention among its competitors. Unfortunately for them, Ford’s new lightweight frame proved to get the job done without crumbling or bending under pressure. Now the Super Duty’s diesel engine has improved and set a new standard for other trucks to match.
The Ford Super Duty’s 6.7-liter turbodiesel now has new specs even if they weren’t already impressive to begin with. Its engine now sports 450 horsepower and a whopping 935 ft-lb of torque. The efficiency of the engine-to-wheel power transfer isn’t just the best-in-class; the Super Duty’s new specs make it the most powerful truck ever made. That’s quite a feat.
The Full Spread
So, here’s a quick rundown on the Super Duty’s new performance specs and how they match up to older models. Its 450 horsepower is 10 higher than the 2017 Super Duty. The 935 ft-lb torque is also 10 higher in torque than the previous model. The gooseneck towing capability, when properly equipped, rates at 34,000 pounds this year. That’s an additional 1,500 pounds of hauling.
If you’re more interested in conventional towing, know that it’s rated for 21,000 pounds. Finally, the Super Duty can carry a payload of 7,360 pounds. All these stats are best-in-class, mind you.
What About the Others?
How do these numbers compare to Ford’s competitors? There’s one close call with the Chevrolet Silverado. The Ford has an extra five HP than the Chevy. A small difference, but a difference nonetheless. Ford also has five more ft-lb of torque over Ram’s best chart-topping model in August. The final results tell the full story; the Super Duty hauls an additional two tons more than the closest competitor. That makes all the difference when hauling a piece of machinery.
All this good news has Ford excited about announcing their newest addition to the F-450 lineup: the 4×2 dual-rear-wheel truck. It’s the first two-wheel-drive in the series. A lighter drivetrain gives it a massive amount of gooseneck towing capacity. This model will also be available in four trims this winter: the XL, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum. Ford is setting the starting offer at $52,830, including destination and delivery charges.
We hope all this talk of power has you excited to try out the new Ford Super Duty. Time will tell how far Ford’s engineers can push the Super Duty lineup, but, for now, there’s plenty to love about what’s currently available. Contact an Indianapolis Community Ford Lincoln dealer near you or call 812-331-2200 for a test drive!