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Ford Diesel Supervisor Steve Hawk tests the new Power Stroke software

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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.

If you've been itching to hop into the driver's seat of a new Ford medium duty truck, but want a powerful gasoline alternative to the company's diesel engines, you're in luck. The Blue Oval has announced it will shoehorn its 6.8-liter V10 engine into the big SuperDuty trucks starting in the 2012 model year. The engine cranks out 362 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, and will be mated to the company's TorqueShift six-speed automatic transmission. The gearbox was originally built just for t

Ford has added two more platforms to its lineup of commercial vehicles available with a factory-installed preparation kit for either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas systems (LPG). The F-450 and F-550 chassis cabs can now be ordered by fleet customers with all the fittings necessary to connect the alternative fuel tanks to the 6.8-liter V10 engines.

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2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty - Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Ford Super Duty – Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Ford Super Duty – Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Ford Super Duty – Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Ford Super Duty – Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Ford Super Duty – Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Ford "Scorpion" Power-Stroke 6.7-liter diesel V8 - Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Ford "Scorpion" Power-Stroke 6.7-liter diesel V8 - click above for high-res image gallery