The Triton is a 6.8 liter, naturally aspirated V10 engine from Ford Motor used to power heavy duty trucks and cargo vans like the Ford E-Series. Featuring a single overhead cam design (SOHC), in a V configuration, the Ford Triton architecture has been part of the Ford Modular family since 1997.
This engine shares its bore and stroke with the Ford 5.4L V8 and utilizes a split-pin crank with 72° firing intervals and a balance shaft to quell vibrations typically associated with a 90° bank angle V10. In 2005, it went from a 2-valve to a 3-valve design, allowing it to receive significant increases in horsepower and torque. While simple and often categorized as rudimentary, the Ford 6.8L Triton engine remains a trusted workhorse within Ford’s heavy duty lineup of trucks, stripped chassis, and cutaway applications for buses, mail trucks or other vital commercial vehicles. The Ford 6.8L Triton engine powers the following vehicles:
- Ford E-Series
|Configuration & cylinders||V configuration, ten cylinders|
|Vehicle engine orientation||Longitudinal|
|Valve configuration||Single overhead cam (SOHC)|
|Assembly sites||Windsor, Ontario, Canada|
|Predecessor||Ford 5.4L V8|
|Successor||Ford 7.3L Godzilla|
|Max power @ RPM||362 hp @ 4,750 rpm|
|Max torque @ RPM||460 lb-pi @ 3,000 rpm|
|Cylinder block||Cast iron|
|Vehicle||Transmission||Drive Wheels||Power@ RPM||Torque (lb-ft) @ RPM|
|Ford E250 / E450 F53 Motorhome (1997 - 2004)||Five-speed automatic||RWD||305 @ 4,000||420 @ 3,000|
|Ford E550 F53 Motorhome (1999 - 2004)||Five-speed automatic||RWD||310 @ 4,000||425 @ 3,000|
|Ford Excursion (2000 - 2005)||Five-speed automatic||RWD / 4WD||310 @ 4,000||425 @ 3,000|
|Ford E350 / Ford E450 (2014 +)||Six-speed automatic||RWD||305 @ 4,000||420 @ 3,000|
|Ford Super Duty (2005 - 2010)||Six-speed automatic||RWD / 4WD||362 @ 4,750||457 @ 3,250|
|Ford F450 / F550 Chassis Cab (2005+)||Six-speed automatic||RWD||288 @ 4,000||424 @ 3,000|
|Ford F53 / F59 Stripped Chassis (2005 +)||Six-speed automatic||RWD||320 @ 3,900||460 @ 3,000|
|Ford F-650 / F-750 Super Duty (2012 +)||Six-speed automatic||RWD||320 @ 3,900||460 @ 3,000|
|Blue Bird Vision (2011 +)||Six-speed automatic||RWD||362 @ 4,750||457 @ 3,250|
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