Ford Super Chief was originally presented to the market back in 2006 as a concept car based on the F-250 pickup truck. Now, almost a decade after the concept’s first debut, this car attracts great attention from both, the public and media. This truck with its 2016 Ford F 250 Super Chief release is again bringing strong front end that presents its unusual design.
The appearance of the 2015 Ford F-150 Atlas concept, makes a confusion about the Ford Super Chief, it is not sure will it make through the production version or not. According to some reviews, the new Ford is a reality and we could expect it to go into serial production.
What brings the speculations about the mass production of the Super Chief? Well, it is made of aluminum, and the Atlas concept is going the same way bringing a new generation of the F 150 pickup truck models with aluminum base and aluminum parts. Next to that, the designs of these two trucks is very similar and the market already has to offer models with drivetrains of the future, to that category new Ford Super Chief will be joining.
When this concept was introduced in 2006, it came with its unusual design. Many parts were created of aluminum and it had a striking front fascia design, which was influenced by the design of the Santa Fe Railway locomotive. Eight years later, the Ford Atlas concept was presented and it seemed like all design features were taken over from the Ford Super Chief concept.
If this concept makes through to the production version with all engineering innovations, this new Ford would be more than amazing. With its aluminum construction, it will certainly come with even better performances and make it the most prestigious car to date. One thing remains uncertain, since this is F 250 model it needs to be stronger than the standard F 150 version, but the good question is if this can be achieved without significant increase to the weight.
As for the engine, the new 2016 Ford F 250 Super Chief could come with a specialized Tri Flex Fuel system, which means the utilization of a three fuel types. These three fuel types are gasoline, E85 ethanol or hydrogen. The transfer between these fuel options is performed via switching system onboard and can be accomplished while the car is running. Everything can be automated but also you can choose in which mode to run it.
The production version of the car is expected to be powered with the same engine as the concept car. It should be a SOHC 6.8-liter 30 valve V-10 engine which is capable to deliver 550 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque. Since this car has the possibility of utilizing all three of its fuel options simultaneously, with a full tank, it should be able to cross 500 miles. The use of hydrogen increases its fuel economy and significantly lowers the pollution. According to the early reports, the fuel economy ratings have been increased by more than 12% compared to the singular gasoline drive. One thing that we do not expect to happen like it was the case with concept is its top speed, for concept model it was announced to be about 180 mph but that would be insane in truck of this size.
2016 Ford F 250 Super Chief Price And Release Date
It can be assumed that the new 2016 Ford F 250 Super Chief will be more than welcome. The Tri Flex car won’t have a problem to quickly find new owners. Although Ford hasn’t announced the release date, we are hoping it will eventually see the light of day. The base price of the new Ford is estimated to be at an average of $60.000, but it is just a prediction.