The 2018 Ford F-Series Super Duty is the best at everything

The ante has been upped.

A year after introducing its radical aluminum bodied F-Series Super Duty truck, Ford has increased the output of its diesel engine and set a new bar for towing.

The 6.7-liter turbodiesel is now rated at 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque, up from 440 hp and 925 lb-ft, which makes it 5 hp more powerful than Chevy’s best, and 5 lb-ft ahead of the top model from Ram.

But while the improvements in power seem minor, they help deliver an improvement in the F-Series Super Duty’s maximum tow rating from 32,500 pounds to 34,000 pounds on an F-450 4x2 dually, two tons clear of its closest competitor. It’s payload rating is 7,630 pounds, for those who prefer carrying things to pulling them

Ford – America’s truck leader – today pulls off the wraps of a new F-Series Super Duty Limited that sets new luxury standards for high-end heavy-duty truckers.

 (Ford)

The price for this configuration starts at $52,830, but doesn’t stop there by a longshot. The top of the line Super Duty Limited 4x2 has a base price of over $85,000 and can be optioned close to six figures.

Gary Gastelu is FoxNews.com's Automotive Editor.