The 2017 Super Duty is Freakin’ Quick Towing a Trailer

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The diesel engine in the 2017 Ford Super Duty makes an astonishing 925 lb-ft of torque. That’s the number we all seem to be fixated on. But there’s another number that’s just as important, and that’s the 440 hp figure. When we tested the trucks earlier in the year, the Ford just seemed to pull harder than the equivalent Ram offering. Now there are actual test numbers to back that up.

Motor Trend is gearing up to reveal their Truck of the Year award, and they are introducing the trucks eligible with a feature on their website. You can click right here to read up about the 2017 Super Duty that they tested. The important paragraph is near the end, where Jonny Lieberman talks about hooking up a 30,000 lb trailer to both a Ram 3500 and a Ford F-350.

With a GCWR of 20 tons, the Ram accelerated from 0-60 miles-per-hour in 34.6 seconds — which is impressive, honestly — but the Ford F-350 made that same sprint in 29.5 seconds. Now, that’s quick.Yes, I know that’s not why you buy a big pickup truck, but those are genuinely quick and impressive figures.

What do you think?

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via: [Motor Trend] (Updated: MT Revised the numbers on the attached story and are now reflected here.)


Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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