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2023 Ford Super Duty 6.8L V8 Production Begins In January

The Blue Oval recently revealed the all-new 2023 Ford Super Duty, and the lineup will launch with some impressive new tech, like Pro Power OnBoard and Power-Up software updated capability. It also ditches the old Ford 6.2L V8 for a new 6.8L V8 engine as the standard powerplant going forward. In anticipation for the change, the Ford Windsor Engine Plant is adding a third shift to its operations, per Automotive News Canada.

2023 Ford Super Duty

The addition of a third shift is expected to add 150 jobs to the facility and production of the new 6.8L V8 will launch in January 2023. The third shift production will be devoted to providing the Ford Kentucky Truck plant with engines, which will stop manufacturing the 6.2L V8 by the end of the year. In addition to the 6.8L V8, the Windsor plant is also responsible for production of the Ford 7.3L Godzilla V8. As Ford Authority previously reported, the 6.8 and 7.3 are so closely related that the 2023 Ford Super Duty team opted against naming it. The redesigned Super Duty will also offer an updated version of the Ford Power Stroke 6.7L V8 turbodiesel as the optional powerplant, although the diesel will boast a high output variant for 2023 in addition to its standard output.

2023 Ford Super Duty

This latest news comes soon after the company announced a $700 million investment into the Kentucky Truck plant to accommodate 2023 Super Duty production. That cash infusion is expected to add 500 new hourly manufacturing jobs and help the company towards producing the trucks, which are currently slated to roll off the assembly line in late 2022. As Ford Authority reported back in June, these recent investments follow a substantial $3.7 billion investment for assembly plants in the American Midwest to support next-generation Ford Mustang and Ford Ranger production, in addition to providing funds to expand Ford F-150 Lightning capacity at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. David Dickinson II

    Yes, but by the time it hits production you will get a note from Ford that your camshaft, main seal, and engine block have all been decontented due to a shortage of semiconductors. But, no worries, your dealer can install them at some undetermined point in the future. P.S. Your vehicle’s price has increased $6,000. Thanks for being a loyal Ford customer.

  2. Mary

    Wow, Ford has invested a great deal in this product line. Great to see it’s here in the US. Bad to see it’s just in time for a recession. My 2022 F250 Lariat is due to be built week of Dec 5th. I feel like it’s going to be the very last truck off the assembly line for 2022.

  3. Gary

    Getting fed up with this complete deal. My order will not be placed until 10/17/22 so I will not get until mid year. I call bullsh!t


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