Department stores across the nation are already decorating with holiday colors of red, green and gold. But at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, the colors in question were red, white and blue on November 19th when Ford's 2017 Super Duty claimed the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ title for the World’s Largest Banner Pulled by a Moving Vehicle. The Super Duty sealed the deal by pulling a 45-foot by 92-foot (4,124 square feet total) U.S. flag over four laps on the Speedway's 1.5-mile track. The record could only be validated by pulling the flag a minimum of 100 meters without it touching the ground.
The Blue Oval stole the reputable title from Chevrolet, which took the designation earlier this year at Texas Motor Speedway with the debut of its new Silverado truck. The Super Duty ensured that Chevrolet's accomplishment was fleeting by upping the ante - one that was five feet wide and 12 feet long. Watch the Super Duty in action as it takes the title in the video below:
With 925 pound-feet of torque that warrants its 21,000-pound tow rating, the Super Duty made short work of the massive flag. Andrew Krok, of CNet.com, writes, "The flag was probably quite heavy, but something tells me it falls well within the capabilities of the Super Duty."
Truck enthusiasts eager to see the Super Duty flex its muscles in person can take a test-drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. Although there aren't any oversized American flags on-site to tow, it isn't necessary - the Duty's strength can speak for itself.