Ford’s 2018 Super Duty may have just swept the Canadian heavy-duty truck title from its rivals, at least when it comes to the numbers.
The automaker says the newest version of its F-450 boasts best-in-class horsepower, torque, and towing capacity. Its built-in-house Power Stroke 6.7-litre diesel V8 may, in fact, make it the most powerful heavy-duty pickup truck ever.
That engine now puts out 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft of torque. The towing capacity, too, is pretty incredible: with a gooseneck hitch, the new 4×2 drivetrain variant of the F-450 can haul 34,000 lbs; a conventional hitch drops that number down to 21,000. Payload is down around 7,360 lbs, but these are all big figures.
To put those numbers in context, FCA’s Ram 3500HD now makes 930 lb-ft of torque in top trim, just shy of Ford’s numbers, and can tow 31,210 lbs off a gooseneck hitch; and 20,000 lbs off a conventional one. Chevrolet’s Silverado 3500HD similarly is right behind Ford, with 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque; and a payload of 7,153 lbs.
The 2018 Ford Super Duty, in XL, XLT, Lariat and Platinum trims, goes on sale this winter. Canadian pricing has not yet been released.