Ford Motor Co. is turning up the heat in the horsepower war with General Motors Corp. Ford is planning to boost output of its F-Series truck's 5.4L Triton V-8 by as many as 15 hp, to 275 hp, sources say. The 5.4L currently produces 260 hp compared to the 270 hp in Chevy's 5.3L V-8. Ford apparently will be able to get that additional power without giving up the slight torque advantage it currently enjoys over Chevy's 5.3L. Ford is mum on when the new motor will be offered in its pickups, but ...
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