The Ford F- 250 Super Chief concept truck shown at the
2006 Detroit Motor Show was a gigantic machine powered
by a V10 engine capable of running on a variety of fuels.
The versatile Tri-Flex engine can be fueled by hydrogen,
E85 ethanol, or standard petrol, and can go 500 miles
between fill ups. Also when fueled with hydrogen, CO2
are 99 percent less than when fueled with petrol, so its
environmentally friendly too. Sometimes.
The lavish interior of the F-250 Super Chief is decorated
with American Walnut wood, brown leather seats, brushed
aluminium highlights, and features a full glass roof as
well as automated rear footrests. The overall appearance
is more like a stylish cafe than a heavy duty pickup.
Ford aimed to show what a truly top-of-the-range pickup
interior may look like.
To make room for the opulent interior space, 2 foot had
to be removed from the rear box, leaving 6 foot of cargo
The chunky architectural styling, and tidy rear of the
Super Chief's exterior looks surprisingly fussy upfront,
although this is in part due to the use of Ford's BlockerBeam
technology. The BlockerBeam is designed to connect with
a car's frame in the event of a collision, and so reduce
the chance of the car slipping under the truck, while
also absorbing much of the energy.
But then the whole purpose of the Super Chief is really
to demonstrate the Tri-Flex engine's capabilities and
help Ford in its aim to produce more (and better) fuel
efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles in the
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