Blink, and you’ll miss the updates for this one-year-old American pick-up truck – this is, in fact, the revised-for-2018 Ford F-150 Raptor. The key revision is located at the back; the F-150’s tailgate has been redesigned to more closely resemble the non-Raptor F-150, now with deeper sculpting and new stamped ‘F-150’ logo, bookended by tail lamps of a revised design.

No changes are expected under the hood, with the 3.5 litre turbocharged EcoBoost V6 petrol mated to a 10-speed gearbox to channel its outputs to all four wheels. As the 2017 model, the F-150 Raptor produces 450 hp and 691 Nm of torque. Drive modes can be expected to remain on the 2018 revision as well, including the six preset driving modes for “virtually every terrain,” Ford said of the 2017 Raptor.

As seen here, the very subtle changes apply to both the larger SuperCrew-bodied version and the SuperCab with narrower, rearward-opening aft doors. Underneath the brawny bodywork, the same or similar componentry can be expected, with off-roading-capable FOX Racing suspension featuring dampers with custom internal bypass valving for additional damping and stiffness featured on the current F-150 Raptor.

With virtually no camouflage applied to some of the test mules spotted by our spy photographers here, is would be reasonable to expect that the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor is just about ready to head to showrooms with its latest updates.