Mr. Stephens issued the challenge via PickupTrucks.com, proposing that a GM heavy duty pickup equipped with a redesigned 6.6-liter Duramax diesel be chained to a Ford heavy duty powered by Ford's 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel engine. The folks at our flagship site TheCarConnection.com (TCC) quoted Mr. Stephens as saying, "I want to take our truck and Ford's and chain them together back-to-back. Then I want to have them pull against each other. I know our truck will beat theirs."
Just in case you might think Stephens was just blowing off steam, TCC reported that he confirmed three times that he wanted to see the challenge happen. The whole thing rings true with GM's aggressive strategies of late - think CTS-V Challenge.
Will Ford take Stephens up on his challenge? Only time will tell. We at AllPickupTrucks.com will keep you posted on any further developments. Until then, head on over to TCC for more coverage.