Ford’s 6.8-liter Triton V10 is getting on in years, its roots stretching all the way back to 1997, so it should come as no surprise that Ford is fixing to replace it soon. Its successor will take the form of a 7.0-liter V8, if reports are to be believed, with production tipped to take place at the same Windsor engine plant that builds the 6.8L.
With that change, Ford appears ready to introduce a mild update for the Ford F-Series Super Duty in which it will be utilized; website Motor1 has procured some spy photographs of a new Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum, expected to bow for the 2019 model year, with camouflage obscuring the front and rear ends.
While no aesthetic changes are overly obvious, the placement of the camo suggests that the front upper and lower grilles, headlights, and taillights are all likely to change, at least. On the mechanical side, apart from the new (unconfirmed) 7.0-liter, the 2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty is expected to gain its own version of the same Ford/GM 10-speed automatic used across most of the 2018 F-150 range, Motor1 reports. The current truck’s sole gearbox of choice is a 6-speed auto.
It’s uncertain whether the 6.2-liter “Boss” V8 used in numerically-lower models from the F-Series Super Duty line will also be replaced; that engine is significantly newer than the Triton, only dating back to 2010. Regardless, be sure to check out the latest Ford F-Series Super Duty spy shots over at Motor1.com.