Insiders say Ford planning horsepower increase for Power Stroke V8 Diesel

Just when you thought that horsepower wars were a thing of the past, the 305-hp 2011 Ford Mustang V6 outdid the 304-hp 2010 Chevrolet Camaro V6 by 1-hp. Of course, GM wasn’t about to settle for second place and promises that within the next year, the base V6 Camaro will see a horsepower output bump.

Well, it seems like that muscle cars isn’t the only segment where the two are battling each other, according to sources, Ford is about to add some more horsepower to its new 6.7L Power Stroke V8 diesel found in the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup in response to GM’s recent announcement of best-in-class power ratings for its 6.6L Duramax V8 diesel?

Sources told that we could see Ford bump up output in its 6.7L Power Stroke V8 diesel within the next year.

Ford announced in February that its 6.7L Power Stroke V8 diesel will make 390-hp and 735 lb-ft of torque in its 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty. GM responded with its 6.6L Duramax V8 diesel that it says will make 397-hp and 765 lb-ft of torque in the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD pickups.

How far is Ford going to go? Sources say that the upgraded engine will produce 400-hp and 775 lb-ft of torque.

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– By: Omar Rana