Starting from the introduction of the Super Chief concept at the North American International Auto Show back in 2006, rumors are spread that the F-250 Super Chief is about to be unveiled...soon. This year is no exception. Once again, the F-250 Super Chief is claimed to be unveiled, this time as the 2013 model.
Not much has changed in the alleged specs of the Super Chief. The most noticeable thing is, probably, the V10 engine with the Tri-Flex fueling system that allows for a choice of three fuels, including E85 (ethanol), unleaded gasoline, and compressed hydrogen. The company claims that the Tri-Flex system will enable the F-250 to go nearly 500 mile between the fill-ups. The system is supposed to provide 400 lb.-ft. of torque. At the same time, the hydrogen alternative boasts 12% greater fuel efficiency and provides 99% less CO2 emissions compared to other fueling options.
The 2013 F-250 is rumored to offer not only a future-oriented performance but also an interesting design. The style of the new F-250 is to pay tribute to the American Super Chief trains of the 1930's. The mix of the current F-250 Super Duty with the powerful lines of a locomotive is supposed to give a nostalgic design, still some claim that the vehicle looks rather like a spaceship, not a truck.
There are actually neither written proves nor disclaimers that the Super Chief will debut in 2012. It seems that only time can tell if the concept will become a reality.