Ford will unveil its first ever F-450 Super Duty pickup today at the Texas State Fair. Shown above, the F-450 is all new to the lineup; it was previously only used for commercial applications and can tow more than 24,000 pounds. Yeah, you read that right: 24,000 pounds. That’s a Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet, or the Hubble Telescope.
The F-450 is powered by a new 6.4-liter turbo-diesel engine that puts out 350 hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque. That’s 8 more pounds-feet of torque than the outgoing 6.0-liter diesel engine. There are also gasoline V-8 and V-10 engines available throughout the range.
There’s also a new interior, but at press time no interior photos were available.
Pricing and availability will be announced at a future date. The 2008s should arrive at dealerships in early 2007.