Ford F-Series Prototype Reduced to Ashes
The internet is abuzz today with pictures of a Ford F-Series Super Duty burning to the ground. While the images are stunning, it is interesting how much (or lack thereof) debris was left. The cat is out of the bag, the new F-Series Super Duty trucks will be made out of aluminum.
Setting aside Ford trucks are ON FIRE jokes, we hear nobody was hurt by the inferno and the engineers made it out safe.
The photos clearly show fast a Ford truck can go down in flames (we’ll stop – we promise!).
Honestly, there are several questions/items that got our attention on this story:
- 1. Was it just pure dumb luck that a spy photographer was there? Or was this staged?
- 2. Look at the debris. This tells you the truck used a lot of aluminum. Steel leaves a shell, aluminum melts.
- 3. What were they doing or testing which caused the fire?
Ford did release an official statement confirming their prototype burnt to a crisp.
This isn’t the first truck to catch fire recently. Remember the Ram truck that caught fire while a Texas automotive journalist was driving it?
The news of an aluminum Super Duty doesn’t surprise us. Ford went all in on their aluminum-bodied F-150. Why wouldn’t they bet the farm on it working throughout their lineup? They would since it is a hot product.
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