The folks over at PickupTrucks.com caught up with Tom Stephens, Vice Chairman of global product operations at General Motors, at the ongoing Detroit Auto Show. As could be expected from any exec who truly believes in his company’s products, Stephens began to praise GM’s new Duramax diesel that will debut on the 2011 Chevy and GMC Heavy Duty pickups.
But while exuding his passion for the bid-dog diesel, something interesting happened. Stephens issued the following challenge:
You know what I want to do to prove it? I want to take our truck and Ford’s [new Super Duty] and chain them together back-to-back. Then I want to have them pull against each other. I know our truck will beat theirs.
After confirming that Stephens was not being facetious, PickupTrucks.com’s Mike Levine passed the challenge along to Ford, but has not yet received an official response. If anything, Mike thinks that the challenge has certainly piqued Ford’s attention – and we would agree.[Source: PickupTrucks.com]