The 2020 Ford Super Duty is supposed to start production in November of this year, and we still do not know any official power specs for the updated 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8 or the new 7.3-liter gas V8. The question remains – will the 2020 Ford V8 produce over 1,000 lb-ft of torque and take the lead from the new Ram HD for the torquiest heavy duty truck?
HD Truck Torque War
The likely answer is yes, but currently it’s anybody’s guess. There are rumors and estimates out there that say that the 2020 Super Duty diesel will make around 490 hp and 1,015 lb-ft of torque. This is reportedly based on anonymous inside sources and the fact that Ford has revised the big V8 diesel with a higher pressure fuel system (up to 36,000 psi) among other upgrades.
Naturally, Ford would want to claim the most powerful and highest torque diesel engine in the class. Ram HD currently has the torquiest engine with their new 6.7-liter straight-six Cummins diesel and 1,000 lb-ft of torque.
The heavy duty truck wars will reach a boiling point this fall when both GM and Ford will have their next generation HD trucks available for sale, alongside the latest Ram heavy duty trucks.
General Motors will launch their 2020 HD truck a bit earlier than Ford. The 2020 Chevy HD should start to reach dealerships in July or August 2019.
We still do not have any estimates about the power output of the 7.3-liter gas V8. However, it should easily be the most powerful heavy duty truck engine among the 6.4-liter V8 in the Ram and new 6.6-liter V8 in the GM trucks.
Here is the latest we have on the 2020 Ford Super Duty.