Here Is How the 2020 Ford Super Duty Diesel V8 Became the Horsepower and Torque King (Video)

Here is everything there is to know about the latest big diesel from Ford.

2020 ford super duty power stroke diesel specs everything deep dive
2020 Ford Super Duty F-250 – F-450

Best in Class

We were lucky enough to get a recent interview with a Ford chief engineer – David Ives – regarding the 2020 Ford Super Duty and its 6.7-liter diesel V8 diesel. The most impressive news are the power numbers – the maximum output on this 3rd-generation Power Stroke is 475 horsepower @ 2,600 rpm and 1,050 lbs-feet of torque @ 1,600 rpm.

The new diesel has an upgrade fuel system with up to 36,000 psi of fuel pressure. It has new injectors, redesigned turbocharger, and an all-electric turbo controller, variable speed oil pump, redesigned pistons, and much more.

When properly equipped, the 2020 F-450 diesel truck is rated to tow up to 37,000 lbs. That’s is quite a bit more than the competition. Maximum payload capacity is 7,850 lbs, when properly equipped.

Those are class leading numbers, as are the overall performance numbers.

This power is channeled through a new, heavy duty 10-speed automatic transmission. This transmission is not the same one that’s currently being used in Ford’s 1/2-ton F-150 trucks. It’s all-new and built in-house.

What about the new 7.3-liter gas V8?

Remember, Ford just released their new 7.3-liter Gas V8. The 7.3 engine is factory rated at 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. You can learn more about Ford’s new 7.3-liter gas V8 (here).

In this video, Andre and Nathan dive deep into what makes the latest Power Stroke V8 tick. We also show you a detailed interview with a Ford engineer regarding this new diesel. If you’re a Ford fan, or simply a diesel fan, there’s a bunch of inside information on this one!


Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.