Spied: Camouflaged 2016 Super Duty Catches Fire
Frankly, we're surprised this doesn't happen more often, especially given how much testing each of the truckmakers do in some horribly hot places. This just happened when Ford was hot-weather testing its next-generation Super Dutys in Death Valley desert in California. Here's what our spies sent to us about the incident.Here's a shot from the story:
Now, it doesn't surprise me in the least. There's a delicate balance between keeping the new model covered/free from photos and letting enough info/pics leak out to raise interest. I'm sure there's an extra element of danger testing out in the desert and all that, especially when the vehicle has to be "covered" to prevent unauthorized leaks and such.
But damn. Go click through and look at the rest of the pictures. Apparently Ford is building their F250s out of magnesium, because from the pictures shown it looks like the entire thing burned to the ground. Apparently the entire truck is made of balsa wood. I just hope they work out the kinks in the onboard fire suppression system before launch.
Apparently FORD stands for Fire Onslaught Road Debris...
That is all.