Ford, like all other automakers, spends a fair amount of time benchmarking vehicles from other automakers as part of the ongoing competitive process. This includes quite a few General Motors models like the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade and even the last-gen model, as well as the C8 Corvette. Of course, Ford’s chief cross-town rival also benchmarks a host of Blue Oval products, including a Ford F-350 dually that was recently spotted by GM Authority driving around the automaker’s Milford Proving Ground.
This particular Ford F-350 features Platinum trim and Ford’s 6.7L Power Stroke V8 diesel that produces 475 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque and is mated to FoMoCo’s 10-speed automatic transmission. For comparison’s sake, GM’s 6.6L L5P Duramax diesel V8 is rated to produce 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque and is mated to Allison’s 10-speed automatic transmission. This particular powerplant is used in both the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD.
|Vehicle||Engine||Fuel Type||Aspiration||Valvetrain||Horsepower (hp @ rpm)||Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)|
|2021 Chevy Silverado HD||6.6L L8T V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||OHV 16-valve||401 @ 5,200||464 @ 4,000|
|2021 Chevy Silverado HD||6.6L Duramax L5P V8||Diesel||Turbocharged||OHV 32-valve||445 @ 2,800||910 @ 1,600|
|2021 Ford Super Duty||6.2L Boss V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||SOHC 16-valve||385 @ 5,750||430 @ 3,800|
|2021 Ford Super Duty||7.3L Godzilla V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||OHV 16-valve||430 @ 5,500||475 @ 4,000|
|2021 Ford Super Duty||6.7L Power Stroke Scorpion V8||Diesel||Turbocharged||DOHC 32-valve||475 @ 2,800||1,050 @ 1,600|
|2021 GMC Sierra HD||6.6L L8T V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||OHV 16-valve||401 @ 5,200||464 @ 4,000|
|2021 GMC Sierra HD||6.6L Duramax L5P V8||Diesel||Turbocharged||OHV 32-valve||445 @ 2,800||910 @ 1,600|
|2021 Ram HD||6.4L HEMI V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||OHV 16-valve||410 @ 5,600||429 @ 4,000|
|2021 Ram HD||6.7L Cummins I6||Diesel||Turbocharged||OHV 24-valve||370 @ 2,800||850 @ 1,700|
|2021 Ram HD||6.7L Cummins I6 HO||Diesel||Turbocharged||OHV 24-valve||420 @ 2,800||1,075 @ 1,800|
The 2021 Ram HD with the top-spec 6.7L Cummins diesel produces 420 horsepower and 1,075 pound-feet of torque, rounding out the heavy-duty truck offerings from the Detroit Big 3 automakers.
As Ford Authority reported earlier this year, the 2022 Ford Super Duty will receive some new interior and exterior color options, upgraded tech features, and the addition of some new and revised appearance packages for the new model year. King Ranch and Platinum trims will come with four-wheel drive as standard equipment but without an underhood service light, while the King Ranch is losing its standard 18-inch wheels and the XLT will no longer be available with the Tremor package.
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