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Ford Unveils '08 F-450 Pickup

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

Ford has unveiled its 2008 F-450 Super Duty pickup truck, and it’s a tow monster. The F-450
offers towing ratings above 24,000 pounds with a maximum payload over 6,000 pounds — the
highest of any pickup truck. Optional diesel power comes from a new 6.4-liter Power Stroke
that produces 350 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque with twin turbos: a small one for quick
spool-up and a larger turbo for mid- and high-range boost. Also offered are 5.4-liter V-8
and 6.8-liter V-10 and gas engines. Drivetrain choices include a six-speed manual with
overdrive or a TorqShift five-speed automatic and both two- and four-wheel drive. New
features include an industry-first tailgate step that makes it easy to climb up; a stowable
bed extender; and power mirrors, which can be extended and offer a larger field of vision
when backing. The F-450 gets a heavy-duty chassis with rear leaf springs and radius-arm
suspension from the F-450 chassis cab. Pricing has not been announced yet.

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