Behind the Scenes: See How the 2020 Ford 7.3L V8 Kills the World’s Toughest Towing Test! (Video)

This is the entire Ike Gauntlet climb without cuts.

The new 2020 Ford F-250 indeed impressed us with its climb up the Ike Gauntlet™ – world’s toughest towing test. The truck is powered by a 7.3-liter gas V8. The factory rating on this truck is 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. The big displacement engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This particular crew cab 4×4 Lariat truck is also equipped with a 4.30 rear axle ratio. For 2020, Ford F-250 7.3L gas V8 is offered with a choice of 3.55 or 4.30 rear axle ratios. To make it a little more confusing, the 2020 F-350 gas truck is offered with a 3.73 or a 4.30 rear axle.

Due to popular demand, we are showing the entire uphill Ike Gauntlet climb (including a view of the gauges) without any cuts or interruptions. This way you can see the speed, rpm, and all of the other parameters on the truck as it climbs the hill.

The video is below.

Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.