Great news for big pick-up fans, as Ford unleashed the specs of the new 2011 Super Duty line-up. Many of you highly anticipated these figures, so let’s get right to it.
The 2011 Ford Super Duty will be available with a choice of either a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine capable of 385 HP and 405 lb-ft of torque (numbers much improved than the current 5.4-liter V8 petrol), or the extremely impressive 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel capable of 390 HP and … wait for it … 735 lb-ft of torque, available right from 1,600 rpm.
These power ratings translate into, according to Ford, a class leading tow capacity of 24,400 pounds, and a maximum payload of 6,520 pounds (that’s more than average cars weigh). According to the Blue Oval, the new 2011 Super Duty trucks will be more efficient and will be coupled with the 6R140 TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission, optimized for heavy duty hauling.
The Ford’s nearest competitor to the Super Duty is the Chevrolet Silverado HD, but GM declined to reveal any official power ratings for the 2011 edition. Judging by these impressive figures from Ford, engineers will have to pull quite a few all-nighters to increase power and one-up their rivals.
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