Ford complete development of Scorpion V8 engine

Ford complete development of Scorpion V8 engine

Ford Scorpion V8 s

The recent problems Ford has had with its long-time heavy duty diesel engine supplier Navistar will soon be coming to an end. The 2011 edition of the Ford Super Duty pickup truck is set for an all-new diesel V8 designed in-house and code-named Scorpion. The next time Ford has any reliability issues with its big diesels, it can only blame itself.

Very little is being retained from the outgoing powerplant, officially the Scorpion retains the Power Stroke badge, but that and a V-configuration of eight-cylinders are all that’s kept. The Scorpion engine makes use of some new technologies that have been appearing on other recent engines, both gas and diesel units, as well as adding a few new tricks, particularly the turbocharger. The biggest change is the move to an inside-out layout. Since the early days of the V8s, most engines have had the intake system mounted in the valley between the banks with the exhaust on the outside. More recently there has been a trend to switch this around like BMW’s new turbocharged gas V8 and GM’s Duramax 4500.

The Scorpion will have a 6.7-litre displacement and will be used from 2011.

Ford Scorpion V8 s

The recent problems Ford has had with its long-time heavy duty diesel engine supplier Navistar will soon be coming to an end. The 2011 edition of the Ford Super Duty pickup truck is set for an all-new diesel V8 designed in-house and code-named Scorpion. The next time Ford has any reliability issues with its big diesels, it can only blame itself.

Very little is being retained from the outgoing powerplant, officially the Scorpion retains the Power Stroke badge, but that and a V-configuration of eight-cylinders are all that’s kept. The Scorpion engine makes use of some new technologies that have been appearing on other recent engines, both gas and diesel units, as well as adding a few new tricks, particularly the turbocharger. The biggest change is the move to an inside-out layout. Since the early days of the V8s, most engines have had the intake system mounted in the valley between the banks with the exhaust on the outside. More recently there has been a trend to switch this around like BMW’s new turbocharged gas V8 and GM’s Duramax 4500.

The Scorpion will have a 6.7-litre displacement and will be used from 2011.

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