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Road tests of the Ford F-350 heavy-duty pickup and the Subaru Legacy midsize sedan plus an interview with Ford Performance Chief Engineer Carl Widman

2020 Ford Shelby GT 500 boasts 760 horsepower.

In this episode of the “America on the Road” podcast, Jack Nerad and Chris Teague road test the 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup truck and the Subaru Legacy midsize sedan. In the interview segment, Nerad goes in-depth with Ford Performance Chief Engineer Carl Widman on the 2020 Shelby GT 500.

Nerad had the opportunity to drive the ultimate Mustang sports model in various settings including both the road course and drag strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In the interview, Widman gives details on how Ford engineers were able to wring 760 horsepower from the Mustang’s 5.2-liter V-8 and the special tricks they employed to make the GT 500 one of the best street-and-track cars in its price range.

The most powerful Super Duty yet features two new engine offerings including all-new 7.3-liter gasoline V-8 and upgraded third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V-8.

The 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup is the latest word in super-sizing. Built to tow entire neighborhoods, the F350 is also equipped like a luxury car, and it has a surprisingly supple ride. Teague says from the inside it doesn’t feel nearly as daunting to drive as it might look from the outside.

According to Nerad, the 2020 Subaru Legacy is a great choice if you live in a place where the weather can get unruly. Every Legacy is equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive, an absolute boon when the elements are not in your favor. Subaru has also solved its previous interior issues. The current Legacy has one of the nicest interiors in the segment.

2020 Subaru Legacy slideshow

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