2017 Ford Super Duty “Mega” Cab – Caught Again [Spied]
We know that Ford is investing $80 million into the Louisville plant to enable the aluminum body construction for the next Super Duty. There are many skeptics of the aluminum strategy, but it will be very interesting to see how this will affect the payload and towing numbers. The redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 reduced weight by around 700 lbs by using aluminum body and other weight saving components and technologies. The Super Duty should be able to lose at least the same amount.
The 2017 Ford Super Duty testing is in full swing. Now, we get a detailed look at the lights and the body work on this F-450 dually prototype. The brake lights have a new split design. This dually is clearly showing the dual exhaust pipes of the Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel. Interestingly, the bumper hitch is covered.
Here is look at the 2017 Super Duty F-450 headlights. It appears like the main beam is an LED light cluster, similar to the 2015 Ford F-150. This is not the best angle to see the headlights, but they do look similar to the LED lights.
Here is another look at the upcoming 2017 Ford Super Duty prototype, caught by a TFLtruck viewer. This is the so-called “Mega” cab version with an extension to the crew cab. The current crew cab is already roomy, but if it’s not enough – this stretch should satisfy even the tallest people. Also, this configuration will go up against the Ram HD Mega cab.
Check out this TFLtruck Prototype Hunting video with the F-450 and F-350 prototypes.