Our spy photographers are seeing quite a few versions of the new Ford Super Duty nowadays, but this is our first look at the chassis-cab version. From the looks of the 10-bolt hub configuration (and 19.5-inch wheels), this pickup truck looks to be an F-450 or F-550 chassis. We'd also note, given the look of the fuel filler and tailpipe, this vehicle is equipped with the gas V-8, or possibly a V-10. Here's what our spies had to say:
"The development program for the next-generation Ford Super Duty continues to advance with the appearance of this prototype for the chassis-cab configuration. This is the first time we've seen the chassis-cab variant after catching the crew cab and dualie configurations during the last few days.
"This chassis-cab prototype maintains the first prototype's heavily camouflaged cab design, which has the appearance of a massive, MegaCab-style look. It's still unclear whether this cab is truly that long or if it's a trick of the camouflage, which may falsely extend the placement of the prototype's C-pillar design.
"Some have speculated that the nose-to-tail and sill-to-roof coverings could also point to more use of aluminum, which would put the Super Duty similar to the lighter-duty F-150. An aluminum-intensive design could make a lot of sense, and could considerably reduce the overall weight and resulting cost of operation for a business owner.
"Our sources maintain that certain models of the overhauled Super Duty are due in the 2016 calendar year."
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