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2023 Ford F-450 Super Duty Limited In Rapid Red: Photos

Prior to the reveal of the all-new 2023 Ford Super Duty in late September, Ford Authority spotted a number of prototypes of the redesigned pickup driving around, including an F-450 towing a trailer and another F-450 finished in the more luxurious King Ranch trim. Since the new truck’s reveal, Ford Authority has spied a variety of other F-450 dually models out and about, including a Lariat finished in Stone Gray, as well as a black Lariat. Now, we’ve also spotted a 2023 Ford F-450 Super Duty Limited, this time finished in Rapid Red.

This 2023 Ford F-450 Super Duty Limited is a Crew Cab model, features dual rear wheels, and is equipped with four-wheel drive, hence its taller stance. Its Rapid Red finish is accented by an abundance of shiny trim, covering the front grille bar, door handles, and various other bits and pieces throughout, though the mirror caps are finished in body color.

Moving down the side and rear, we get a better look at the truck’s new Integrated Side Bed Step and Integrated Rear Bumper Step, both of which are designed to make reaching cargo in the bed or gaining access to it in general a bit easier.

In addition to fresh styling inside and out, as well as the presence of new tech features, the 2023 Ford Super Duty also gets a revised powertrain lineup with a new gas 6.8L V8 that replaces the outgoing 6.2L V8 as the entry level offering. More power across the board, along with a strengthened frame – give the new Super Duty the most towing, payload, torque, and horsepower of any heavy-duty full-size truck.

As Ford Authority reported in October, Job 1 2023 Ford Super Duty production will begin in early 2023 for XL, XLT, and Lariat trims in all cab configurations, engines, and series, from the F-250 up to the F-600. Meanwhile, Job 2 2023 Super Duty production for King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims will follow in the spring of 2023.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Super Duty soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord Super Duty news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Tim

    Hmmm. Ford use to be a leader in the light truck market, now they are following the General. Same box side steps that look so ugly, did you get a deal on these?
    Ford has certainly gone down hill why not just rebadge the competitions product much easier

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    1. RWFA

      Don’t be daft. The dude steps help to make a very tall box accessible without opening the gate, etc.

      A good idea is a good idea even if GM does it first.

      💡

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      1. Tim

        But funny thing you agree with me….whose the daft one?

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  2. RWFA

    Nice to red on some vehicles besides Ferraris and fire trucks.

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  3. G O PEE

    That side step is so horrible looking…i would keep a step stool in the truck before using that…should have made it optional first year to see how popular then fired whoever designed it

    Im willing to bet if someone could use that side step that they could easily just use the tire which would be lower…more than likely if someone needs that side step they are prolly too old or handicapped to even use it

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  4. Larry

    Don’t mind the airless complaints Ford, the steps serve a purpose. Thank you.
    Keep up the good work. Now address QUALITY across the board of products and make FORD #1 again.

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  5. ,Don and Sharon Hoffman

    Looks like a pretty good idea. Can you get both feet in side so you can reach into the box? We added the running board extentions on our 22 KR 450. They work good as well. When is Ford going to offer better tire selections on the F450? I’ve asked several times. Thank you.

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  6. JDE

    I actually think it looks good, steps and all. I suppose my only gripe is the wheels not filling the wheel wells very well. side effect of 4×4 without 4×4 style wheels and tires I suppose.

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  7. Andy

    While it’s appearance has no doubt taken a turn for the worse compared to ’22, the Super Duty is still the best looking and hardest working truck on the market compared to GM and Ram. It’s a small mercy that the ’23 XL and XLT models still have a normal looking face.

    I’m thinking that a 17-22 rear bumper would probably bolt right up, solving the problem of deleting the step. They look extremely similar.

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