Although it may not outwardly seem much different, the Cayman’s look has been comprehensively revised.
Only the bootlid, roof and windscreen are unaltered. The effect is to align the model even more obviously with the Boxster, although the technical rationale behind the noticeably larger and more numerous air intakes all around is to ensure the 718’s new turbocharged engines are fed with ample air.
From the rear, it’s chiefly the sweatband-like accent strip, complete with ‘Porsche’ branding, that distinguishes the car from its predecessor.
Is it the best-looking Cayman yet? Several of our testers thought so.
The chassis has been reworked, too, with a view to enhancing the precision and lateral stability of a car already endowed with considerable reserves of both.
The Cayman has earned additional rebound buffer springs on the front axle to reduce lift while accelerating and, as with the Boxster, there are higher spring rates all round to further limit body roll.