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2023 Ford Super Duty Is King of the Spec Sheet

Pre-production model shown available in early 2023 with available features

The 2023 Ford Super Duty is the queen of the spec sheetFord

  • Ford leaps ahead of the competition by releasing critical specs on its upcoming Super Duty trucks.

  • Look for 8,000 pounds of payload, up to 40,000 pounds of towing (on the F-450, anyway), and up to 1,200 pound-feet of torque.

  • Pricing starts at $45,765, plus an extensive list of options, configurations and powertrains.

The upcoming 2023 Ford Super Duty pickup has outshone the competition with a spec sheet that sounds almost too good to be true:

  • Max Torque: 1200 lb-ft.

  • Max Payload: 8,000 lbs.

  • Max Towing Rating: 40,000 lbs.

Yowzer! It seems like only yesterday that 1,000 pound-feet of torque was an achievement equal to the four-minute mile. Now here comes Ford with 1200 lb-ft of twist. OMG!

“The all-new 2023 F-Series Super Duty is unmatched among heavy-duty pickups with the best available towing for each tow type and a maximum available towing of 40,000 pounds, a best-in-class maximum available payload of 8,000 pounds and 500 horsepower and 1,200 pound-feet of torque from the new high-performance 6.7-liter V8 Power Stroke diesel engine,” Ford boasted.

available early 2023 pre-production model shown with optional features on-board scales available spring 2023

The 2023 Ford Super Duty can carry a payload of 8,000 pounds.Ford

Of course, not every completely redesigned sixth-generation Super Duty offers all those seemingly outrageous specs. The Super Duty line covers a wide range of needs and capabilities. Let’s start with this handy chart from Ford that lists all the engine options and their outputs:

Engine

Horsepower

Torque (lb-ft)

6.8 liter V8 petrol

405

445

7.3 liter V8 petrol

430 (best in class)

485 (best in class)

6.7-Liter Power Stroke V8 Diesel

475

1050

High Performance 6.7-Liter Power Stroke V8 Diesel

500 (best in class)

1200 (best in class)

The entry-level 6.8-liter gasoline V8 is a solid platform for any team. As we pointed out in our Super Duty story last month, that 405-hp 6.8-liter engine was derived from the Existing 7.3-litre petrol V8which in itself was completely new to the 2020 model year on Ford Super Duty trucks and now remains a top-tier petrol option, with improved air intake and trim.

But as we also noted last month, there’s more energy density in diesel fuel, which helps explain why this sector of the trucking market is leaning toward oil burners for towing huge fifth-wheel vacation trailers, cattle and large cabin cruisers Ford estimates that about 70% of its Super Duty customers opt for the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8. The latest step in the line, the king of Ford Super Duty powertrains, will be the new “high performance” 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 engine that will produce an outlandish 1,200 lb-ft of torque and 500 hp.

All of the above engines are paired with 10-speed automatic transmissions, with 4×2 powertrains on lower trim levels and standard 4×4 on XLT trim levels and above.

Sorting through all the numbers and specs from Ford, it looks like the 8000 pound maximum payload is available on the F350 DRW Regular Cab 4X2 XL version with the gas engine and Heavy Duty Payload Package, though we hope to verify that when we get to drive these trucks later this year. Ford further reminds us that the 8,000-pound payload is only available when no additional options or accessories are added to that configuration, no doubt because additional options would change the GVWR.

As for the 40,000-pound maximum tow rating, it’s only available on an F-450 Reg Cab gooseneck paired with the 6.7-liter HO diesel and “Max Tow Package.” Ford notes that “maximum towing” varies depending on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. Still, £40,000, that’s more than 10 Ford Mustangs!

Capacity varies as you start juggling different configurations and packages. If you get a gooseneck F-350, its towing capacity is 38,000 pounds. If you opt for an F-450 configured with a fifth wheel, its maximum towing rating is 35,000 pounds. And so on up to the gas-powered Tremor Off-Road F-350 trim level, which can tow 21,000 pounds. Nonetheless, that’s still a lot of trailer.

2023 ford super duty pickup

The 2023 Ford Super Duty comes with four engine options and RWD or 4×4 configurations.Ford

To help with all that towing, Ford offers tech: Pro Trailer Hitch Assist actually directs the hitch ball directly into the receiver to avoid embarrassment in the trailer park; Smart Hitch feature helps distribute weight properly; and the 360-degree trailer camera package offers a panoramic view of the truck, cargo box, and trailer for additional insight into the entire operation while maneuvering in the cattle yard/job site/trailer park. The Tailgate Down Camera and Tailgate Down Reverse Park Aid also help.

There’s even something called Trailer Navigation that identifies the best real-time driving route to take based on trailer size. The Ford Pro Upfit integration system makes it “easier than ever” to add and operate special work equipment, such as lights, cranes or snow plows, Ford promises. Additional tech features include a 2.0-kilowatt Pro Power Onboard configuration that can power up a workplace, as well as an integrated 5G modem with WiFi for up to 10 devices.

Expect all this Super Duty wonder in showrooms early next year. Pricing information for now is limited to the entry-level model at $45,765, but more details will be released soon. Once loaded with options, you could easily duplicate it. In the meantime, start shopping for trailers!

If you have a heavy Duty Truck, Do you use it for business or pleasure, and are you loyal to a particular brand? Please comment below.

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Nicole Aniston
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