Porsche Cayman Facelift Spy-01

The current Porsche Boxster and Cayman still feel fresh, but time flies and a facelift for the roadster and coupe sisters is just around the corner. We’ve already seen the Boxster facelift undisguised, but here’s a first look at its hard top sibling, the 2016 Porsche Cayman facelift, testing in southern Europe.

The mule you see here wears no camouflage, but there are (very realistic) stickers on the front and rear lamps, perhaps an attempt at hiding refreshed lamp elements. The headlights appear to be in a slightly different shape as well.

Also different from the current 981 are the front (with new LED daytime running lights) and rear bumpers. Nothing radical, it’s Porsche. In any case, today’s Cayman is far from broke in the looks department. We can safely expect the new Porsche Communication Management infotainment system to feature as well. It debuted in the 991 facelift and has been announced for the 2016 Macan range.

Porsche Cayman Facelift Spy-07

The bigger change will be behind the seats, as four-cylinder engines have been confirmed to make an appearance. Part of Porsche’s plan to reduce CO2 emissions, the new turbocharged flat-fours will go into both the facelifted Boxster and Cayman, alongside upgraded six-cylinder units.

“We will continue with the downsizing strategy and develop a new four-cylinder boxer engine, which will see service in the next-generation Boxster and Cayman. We will not separate ourselves from efforts to reduce CO2,” then Porsche chairman and current VW Group head honcho Matthias Müller said last year. He added that the four pot would make up to 400 PS of power.

Today’s six-cylinder Cayman range starts from a 275 hp 2.7L and a 325 hp 3.5L Cayman S, to the 340 hp Cayman GTS and 385 hp manual-only Cayman GT4. All are available in Malaysia via official channels – click on the links for local launch reports.


GALLERY: Porsche Cayman GTS Malaysian launch