This is our first glimpse of the all-new, second generation Porsche Cayman. Ok, it’s carrying a few bits of disguise, but it is a test prototype after all.
Scheduled to be officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November, the newcomer gets a lightweight aluminium body, roomier cabin and upgraded six-cylinder engines.
In fact, the new Cayman uses the same body, cabin and engine range as the latest third-generation Boxster.
The result of that is the entry-level Cayman will be powered by a 2.7-litre flat six, and not the current 2.6. Power output though is predicted to rise from the current 262bhp, to around 280bhp.
The Cayman S, meanwhile, will benefit from an addition 15bhp, up from the current 315bhp to 330bhp, from its 3.4-litre flat six.
Both models will be available with a choice of standard six-speed manual, of the optional seven-speed, dual-clutch auto gearbox.
The new Cayman has a longer wheelbase, plus a wider track, this making the handling — which is already more than capable of outperforming a 911 — even better. Porsche has also increased the size of wheels, from 19in to 20in.