Ford working on upgrade to Power Stroke diesel, wants to beat GM's Duramax |

While the HP war has been going on since the birth of the conventional car, no other segment prizes the pure power ratings like the heavy duty pick-up one.

That’s why people were blown away by Ford’s 2011 Super Duty model, which is set to sport a massive 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, capable of 390 HP and 735 lb-ft of torque. The party at the Blue Oval didn’t last long, as GM immediately showcased the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel it will fit in the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD, which outputs 397 HP and 765 lb-ft of torque.

As you could’ve guessed, Ford isn’t backing away from a challenge, and rumors are already flying around the Internet about engineers working on new ECU software on the all-new engine, in order to bump the HP output to over 400.

It’s extremely likely that GM will follow, but as the guys at PickUpTrucks revealed, the fact that the Power Stroke is an all-new engine, while the Duramax already has some years behind it, will affect the power reserve the GM diesel has left.

Either way, I’m sure plenty of heavy duty truck fans will enjoy this HP war while it lasts.


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