2016 Ford F-Series Super Duty Spied Testing With a Strange Camo’d Topper
What’s it Hiding in that Short Bed?
Our friends at KGP Photography recently spied what looks a lot like the next-generation Ford F-Series Super Duty in regular-cab, short-bed duty. As with the other Super Duty testers we’ve seen, this one’s wrapped in thick, black camouflage to hide the new truck’s styling until just the right time. However, and somewhat puzzlingly, this test mule also came with a bed topper also wrapped in camo.
If the topper was in place to hide important test equipment or vehicle features, wrapping the whole thing in black plastic would be overkill, so is this topper special in some way? One theory is that it could be a modular unit that Ford intends to offer to tradesmen who like their tools secured safely in their truck beds. Since the topper wears badging from ATC Truck Covers, it also stands to reason that they may have been able to get their mitts on a next-gen Super Duty to develop a line of bed products for that truck. However, the dreamers in us hope that this is instead a resurrection of the two-door full-size SUV. Your move, K5 Blazer.
Unsurprisingly, this Super Duty sports what looks to be the same styling as the truck that burned to the ground in, appropriately, Death Valley last month. That truck’s death was not in vain, however, since it left behind puddles of molten aluminum, leaving no question that the new three-quarter- and one-ton trucks are going on a diet following the weight loss of their little brother. Expect at least 600 pounds trimmed.