• Jul 19, 2010
In February, the specs on Ford's 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8 were announced: 390 horsepower and 735 pound-feet of torque. A month later, General Motors laid out the specs on its 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel: 397 hp and 765 lb-ft. According to PickupTrucks.com, the Duramax could be shoved to the corner again later this year, when a high-output Super Duty blows out the footlights with 400 hp and 800 – or more – lb-ft of twisting gumption.

According to the unknown source within the Blue Oval, Ford's new 6R140 TorqShift six-speed transmission has strong enough guts that Ford can open up the taps on that engine a bit. And give GM something to think about. If this absurdly powerful dream does come true, the behemoth motor will be seen in the second wave of 2011 Super Duty pickups that begin production in a few months. No word on whether early adopters of the 6.7-liter will get a free upgrade.

[Source: PickupTrucks.com]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Yaroukh, I said nor meant to imply that .gov should regulate how much power these pickups have. .gov should stay out of it, as they generally screw up everything they touch.

      I do question whether the average HD pickup driver needs that much. I think there might be a large market for a smaller diesel engine that gets better mileage. Yes, many HD pickup drivers tow trailers, but how many tow 15,000 lb+ trailers?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Seeing pedestrians is easy in these things. Our F-550s have no vision out the rear because of the dump boxes. Now THAT is fun.

      Oh and because you're too much of a pansy to drive one doesn't mean others are stupid.

      @Gruv...if they can't see you, they have issues.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's already plenty of trucks on the street making this much power. The aftermarket has already figured out how to get this much hp and torque out of any of the engines in the diesel trucks in the US and how to build a transmission to handle it. If anything Ford is playing catch-up here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Duramax will counter with 1000 foot pounds. Then Dodge will have to counter with a 9 liter cummins.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @Jared- you have not looked at the weight of trailers lately have you they keep going up and up. The most popular category that is growing is the toy hauler and most of them are around 18000 gvwr.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Look I can spin my Trucks wheels through 3rd. These motors are getting ridiculous.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Wow, I bet that thing would really tow the boat I don't have up the mountain I don't live near." -Jon Stewart
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ford vs Chevy wars are great.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The problem is Ford has not been able to keep their diesels together (since the 7.3). Duramax has been blowing them away for dependability and power. If ford does increase their power, I really don't care if Duramax increases their's or not, I would still purchase the Duramax.......anyway, this is really becoming sort of childish.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You do realize that the 6.7L Powerstroke has NO relation, what-so-ever, to the 6.0L or the 6.4L........... both of which were designed and built by Navistar.

        The new 6.7L is 100% Ford designed and built.

        BTW, the block used is a CGI block. It also has no relation to the previous diesel blocks, or the Duramax either, which still uses standard cast iron. If you don't know, CGI is many times stronger than standard cast iron.

        For those wishing for a $25K HD 4.5L Diesel........... it ain't a happenin. The sad reality being, it doesn't cost much less to produce the smaller diesel engines, as the majority of the cost is due to the emissions equipment. Thus, if you want a much less powerful engine that only costs $1000 less than the 6.7L............. and may get 1mpg better (due to having to work harder), then I don't know what to say to you............. except, sorry.

        It is only in trucks as expensive as these HD's, that the price of these emissions can be amortized. Complain to the Federal Government, as they are the ones who have caused this. Well, that, and California.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I rembmber talking with some D-max guys at Isuzu 3 years ago, saying that all bets were off after 2010, when GM takes over the Duramax program- the crank-case hasn't gained as much strength as the output has grown, and the longevity is really in question at these levels.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They definitely can't even see my civic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How reliable is 400hp and 800lbs ft of torque going to be out of a 6.7 litre diesel ? If I was Ford/GM/Dodge, the next evolution would be the chassis's not the engines.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would wager that the pickup status is far less of a factor than cell phone use.
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