• 2018 Ford F250 Diesel Has Most Torque, But How Does It Tow? (Ike Gauntlet Video)

    2018 ford f250 diesel power stroke
    2018 Ford F250 Diesel

    The 2018 Ford F-250 has a newly rated 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel under the hood. The new rating is 450 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm and 935 lb-ft of torque @ 1,800 rpm. This is five horsepower more than the 6.6L Duramax V8 in GM’s heavy duty trucks, and five lb-ft of torque more than the 6.7L Cummins I6 in the Ram HDs.

    How do these numbers translate to real-world performance? We are here to find out by putting this 2018 F250 Platinum crew cab 4×4 short bed truck through the Ike Gauntlet™ – world’s toughest towing test.

    The Ike Gauntlet™ is an 8-mile long stretch of the steepest and highest elevation interstate highway in the country. It’s a 7% grade with a total elevation of 11,158 feet above sea level. The air density is about 32% less at the top the mountain than at sea level.

    This truck is equipped with 3.55 rear axle ratio and enough optional equipment to push the price to over $76,000. Check out the video for the final score from the towing test and some behind the scenes as we battle the unpredictable weather.

    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.