It seems like every week there is some new horsepower and torque war between Chrysler, General Motors and FoMoCo. As the guys at PickupTrucks point out, Dodge and Cummins broke the 600 lb-ft torque barrier with their diesel in 2005. Earlier this year, both FoMoCo and GM came out with more than 700 lb-ft of torque for their 2011 heavy-duty pickups.
The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra HD pickups remain the current kings of the hill with their 6.6L LML Duramax V8 diesel making 397-hp and 765 lb-ft of torque.
It was reported in March, that FoMoCo is working on a power upgrade for the 6.7L Power Stroke V8 diesel, which is currently rated at 390-hp and 735 lb-ft of torque. Well, it seems like Ford decided to take it up a notch. According to latest word coming from insiders, a high output version of the 6.7L Power Stroke V8 diesel is expected to produce 400-hp and up to 800 lb-ft of torque.
All that will happen when production of Job 2 2011 Super Duty pickups starts later this year.
2011 Ford Super Duty:
– By: Omar Rana