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Sal Collaziano
07-07-2010, 01:41 PM
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If you've been itching to hop into the driver's seat of a new Ford (http://www.autoblog.com/make/ford/) medium duty truck, but want a powerful gasoline alternative to the company's diesel engines, you're in luck. The Blue Oval has announced it will shoehorn its 6.8-liter V10 engine into the big SuperDuty (http://www.autoblog.com/model/super+duty) trucks starting in the 2012 model year. The engine cranks out 362 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, and will be mated to the company's TorqueShift six-speed automatic transmission. The gearbox was originally built just for the ridiculous torque levels of the company's 6.7-liter turbo-diesel, so odds are it should have no problem handling the more manageable twist of the V10 (http://www.autoblog.com/2009/12/30/video-our-audi-r8-5-2-fsi-v10-cameos-on-the-smoking-tire/).

The big-boy ten-pot uses a number of unique design elements. For starters, there are three valves per cylinder - two intake and one exhaust - to help balance performance and affordability. Likewise, Ford has incorporated an intake system with both tall and short runners to allow the V10 to operate at peak power at both low and high RPM.

Ford also says that it will offer a number of alternative fuel packages for the V10, allowing the trucks to run on compressed natural gas or liquid petroleum gas depending on the owner's preference. Buyers can expect to see the trucks hit dealer lots by the fourth quarter of 2011. Hit the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/07/06/medium-duty-ford-f-series-trucks-to-get-6-8-liter-v10/#continued) for the press release.

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Volvo_S70
07-07-2010, 02:27 PM
a V10 petrol powertrain, man, this is getting interesting. I think we will see this motor in smaller vehicles at some point. Where are they getting the V10? The GM gas engine is putting out 322 horspower and 380 torques and the Ram gasoline is at 383 and 400 respectively