We've just been sent some interesting images from one of our spy shooters that show the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor with a different tailgate than we saw at its debut during the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year.
These spy shots show Ford has opted for the smaller and cleaner traditional Ford emblem on the tailgate instead of the large Ford block lettering that was sprawled across the Raptor's backside. The switch might have something to do with the moderate uproar from Ram fans when they saw the large RAM lettering across the tailgate of the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel (in black) and the Ram 1500 Limited (in chrome). The front end of the Raptor looks like it will continue to display the Ford name in block lettering.
Look for more information to be released about the new Raptor as it gets closer to its media debut in less than a year with a high-output version of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost gas V-6 and an all-new 10-speed automatic (with paddle shifters) transmission.
Cars.com Rebel photos by Evan Sears; SpiedBilde Raptor images