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150,000 mile F-450 road test

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SAN ANTONIO, May 18, 2007 — The new 2008 F-Series Super Duty will go down in history after completing Bold Endures: America’s Toughest Road Test, the longest non-stop test ever recorded, after logging the final mile of a 150,000-mile adventure earlier this month. The historic journey, part of a massive marketing launch, adds to the 10 million miles of testing that brought about America’s most capable truck.

A trained team of drivers led the effort in the 2008 Ford Super Duty F-450 – the first-ever Class 4 pickup – across 49 states, including Alaska and the District of Columbia, and seven Canadian provinces while always towing a massive trailer. This innovative truck can tow up to 24,500 pounds, 8,000 pounds more than the nearest competitor.

“Ford tests F-Series trucks to the extremes so customers can take on the toughest jobs every day,” says Ben Poore, Ford truck group marketing manager. “The Bold Endures road test highlights how the new Super Duty Ford F-450 pickup raised this bar so customers can work and play harder.”

The team drove cross-country averaging 1,145 miles a day in all types of terrains and conditions, including temperatures ranging between minus 18 ° F and more than 100 ° F. The team recorded many impressive feats, including:

* Continually towed a 40-foot triple-axle trailer loaded with up to 18,000 pounds for 150,000 miles

* Towed at least 12,000 pounds at all times

* Towed an 18,000-pound trailer – a weight no other heavy-duty truck is rated to tow – 100,579 miles (88 days)

* Drove in elevations from 100 feet below sea level to 9,000 feet above sea level

* Drove an average of 1,145 miles per day, including at least 1,000 miles in a 24-hour period 84 times and an amazing 1,537 miles in one 24-hour period

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They probably warmed the Earth a few degrees while proving their point... :P

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I thought that's how far they had to drive to find a new Diesel...

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