The US automaker is comfortably leading – as is tradition – the pickup truck segment, but the Texas State Fair is a must have novelty show, with the Blue Oval obliging to present there the new F-Series Super Duty Limited.
The truck isn’t actually limited to its usual truck stuff – rather you’re being the one limited by the cash you have in your bank account because the flagship with all option boxes checked will need to shell out as much as $94,455 for the F-450 Super Duty Limited 4×4. “There are heavy-duty truck customers who need Super Duty-level capability and want true luxury,” explains Todd Eckert, Ford Truck group marketing manager. We believe them, this is after all the place of birth of the Dallas TV show – and they say real life stories actually trump fiction in Texas. No matter, you can take your entire luxury watch collection with you in the Super Duty and still be able to two an F-35 fighter jet – or anything else worth 30,000 pounds if you think the Air Force will have a beef with your F-450 Limited 4×4 entering their territory.
Go for the more “sensible” F-250 and Ford says you only have to pay $80,835 – and still indulge yourself in things like two-tone Camelback leather for the heated and ventilated front seats and hated back seats. You’ll also get a Miko suede headliner, a panoramic moonroof, along with dark ash wood trimming – and a geeky serial number laser-etched onto the center console armrest. The Limited is not only a luxury pinnacle, but also a technology marvel – and sifting through the standard features reveals blind-spot monitoring, adaptive steering and cruise control, lane-keeping alerts, and forward collision warnings with brake support. A 360-degree camera with trailer reverse assistance is of great use with such a rig, and the blind spot monitoring even covers the trailer as well.