Those who know me know that I love toys. I have many hobbies and taste in toys has long served to help keep my wallet under pressure. Good thing I stopped carrying one years ago – don’t expect a change any time soon!
In this picture is the ultimate example of a toy for boys. This is what I call transportation. Meet the 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty, a truck so big and powerful and so full of high-tech surprises stuffed into a traditional, working-man design that nearly every guy in North America will surely want one. Even my wife Yoko thinks it’s beautiful and I’m certain this ‘vehicle’ will compete with high-end luxury makers for pure comfort as well as boasting ever more mega-brawn needed for the farmers, masons, painters, carpenters, welders, dry-wallers, electricians, plumbers, landscapers and smith’s of North America.
In addition to satellite navigation, it contains a full-featured, on-board PC, customer database, day-timer, business card file, voice mail, cell phone, scanner, fax, and printer. All is Bluetooth wireless. Photoshop is on-board to manipulate work-site photos and data for instant transfer to the office or customer.
Mated to a 6-speed automatic, dual-range transmission lies a 6.7-liter twin-sequential turbo, V8 B20 bio-clean diesel engine cranking out 390hp and a pavement-thumping-tire-frying 735 lb.ft. of torque (about 1000Nm), all with 30% reduced fuel consumption over its predecessor and a 50% reduction in emissions over any gasoline engine anywhere near this powerful. This is what you need if you have any thoughts on tearing down your neighbor’s house for an April Fool’s gag but still obsess about global warming!
All I need for Christmas is a parking spot! This baby is 7 meters long and 2.5m high. Wow. Not for everyone, I’m sure!
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Martin Werner Zander, Smith’s Partner
Owner, Smith’s School Kotoen
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