Ford likes to remind us at every turn that the all-new, 2017 Ford Super Duty “owns work,” as they put it – as though any company could ever possibly hold the intellectual property rights to the very idea of expending effort in order to achieve a quantifiable result.
The thing is, Ford rather has a point, when the range’s new powerplant options are taken into account. The new Ford Super Duty’s base, 6.2-liter V8 engine makes the same 385 horsepower as before, but now coupled with a best-in-class 430 lb-ft of torque. The optional, turbocharged, 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel leads the segment in both power and torque, with 440 HP and 925 lb-ft. Both engines come paired with the Ford Super Duty’s familiar, heavy-duty TorqShift 6-speed automatic.
In the video above, you can watch a few different drivers react to the news of the Ford Super Duty’s beefy powertrain options, with the prevailing emotional response being a mixture of delight and astonishment. Unless we are mistaken, these are real people. Not actors.