Ford F-Series Super Duty Limited, strong enough to tow F-35 fighter jet
With pricing at $87,100, the F-450 Limited delivers technology and comfort previously reserved only in premium flagship sedans, and it’s capable enough to tow more than 30,000 pounds – about the weight of a stealthy Air Force F-35 fighter plane. Ford boasts that buyers who check every box can drive that total up to $94,455. The Limited comes exclusively with Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel and four-wheel drive, with a choice of single or dual rear wheels.
Standard equipment includes a 360-degree-view camera, blind-spot warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, Custom Camelback two-tone leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-upholstered dash and armrests, a microsuede headliner, ash-wood trim, a specially designed grille, satin-finish tailgate trim, and special badges, including one on the center console etched with the serial number.
Features like a 360 degree camera, adaptive cruise control, and a host of other safety and entertainment equipment propels the F-450 Limited to the next level of luxury overkill. Pricing for the F-450 Limited starts at nearly $87,000 with available extras bumping that cost upwards of $94,000. After taxes and fees, that puts it over a hundred grand. The slightly less capable F-250 Limited pricing begins at $80,835 while the F-350 SRW version splits the difference of $82,010.
While a $95,000 pickup truck might sound ridiculous, Ford insists there really is a market for it. More than 50 percent of retail Super Duty sales are high-end models like the King Ranch and Platinum. “There are heavy-duty truck customers who need Super Duty-level capability and want true luxury,” said Todd Eckert, Ford’s head of truck marketing. “We created this new truck to answer the call for even more premium choices in the Super Duty range as we see more and more truck customers trending to more premium models.” ■