From Road & Track
Ford has spent the accomplished brace years acceptable F-150 buyers that they don’t charge a V8, alms twin-turbo EcoBoost V6s in their place. But the large-displacement V8 isn’t dead. Ford aloof appear a aboriginal V8 for the F-250 and F-350 Super Duty barter lines-and at 7.3 liters, this pushrod V8 is the better displacement agent accessible in any new auto barter today.
Ford hasn’t appear application or torque abstracts for the new agent yet, but the automaker says it should be the best able agent in its chic (meaning, gasoline-powered 2500 and 3500 pickups). The antecedent Super Duty offered a SOHC 6.2-liter V8 authoritative 385 hp. The just-unveiled Chevy Silverado HD offers a 6.6-liter gasoline V8 authoritative 401 hp, or a 6.6-liter Duramax agent V8 with 445 hp and 910 lb-ft. The new Ram HD is accessible with a 6.4-liter Hemi gasser V8 authoritative 410 hp, or a 6.7-liter Cummins agent straight-six which, in High Output trim, makes 400 hp and 1000 lb-ft.
Ford will still action the 6.2-liter gasoline V8 and the 6.7-liter PowerStroke turbodiesel V8 alongside the new 7.3-liter gasser. Each of these engines will brace with Ford’s 10-speed automated transmission, replacing the earlier six-speed auto.
The 7.3-liter V8 uses a cast-iron block, a artificial animate crankshaft, and a two-valve butt arch with capricious valve timing. It’s Ford’s aboriginal pushrod gas V8 in absolutely some time-in contempo years, the automaker adopted the DOHC 5.0-liter Coyote V8 (an change of the old modular V8) and the 6.2-liter SOHC motor. That ability accomplish the new cam-in-block agent assume like a footfall backwards, but pushrod motors are lightweight, durable, and adequately bargain to build. There’s a acumen both Chevy and Ram still use ’em.
Currently, the alone assembly automotive agent beyond than Ford’s 7.3 is the 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 in the Bugatti Chiron. Previously, the appellation belonged to the 8.4-liter V10 in the Dodge Viper, but of course, that car and agent both died in August 2017.
Ford says the new Super Duty will go on auction this fall, with ability specs and added capacity to be appear amid now and then.
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