Watch the 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty Out-Tow the Competition Uphill

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Drag racing will never look the same.  A juiced-up car on a flat surface?  Pah!  That’s easy.  Try racing up an incline in a heavy-ass truck carrying a 20,000-lb trailer.

Ford did. Four times. The 2015 F-350 Super Duty (in pre-production form) won every race.

The first two trials driven in 91-degree heat up a six-percent grade for a whopping seven miles.  With a 4.30 axle ratio, 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque, the Blue Oval ran 0-45 mph faster than a 2013 Ram 3500 with the Cummins diesel and 4.10 gears.  By the seven-mile mark, Ford’s rig was 21.3 seconds ahead.  It bumped that time up to 58.3 in a match against a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 running a 765-lb-ft Duramax up-front and 3.73 cogs in the rear.

The second two passes were in Loveland Pass, Colorado, whose altitude peaks at 11,990 feet.  The F-350 hauled its way up a four-mile stretch in 5:06:70 versus the Ram’s 5:16:60 and the Chevy’s 5:24:10.

Kind of makes me wonder if the Super Duty driver flashed his hazards after each pass.

photos [Ford]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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