Improving the unimprovable? In some ways you have to feel for the engineers who were tasked with creating the Porsche 718 Cayman, a heavily facelifted version of what was already a five-star sports car.
To make matters worse, they had to do it while giving up the sonority of its flat-six engines and instead adopt turbocharged four-cylinder units; emissions and fuel consumption targets demanded it.
In addition to the engine swap, almost every body panel was changed, and the front suspension and steering were taken from the range-topping Porsche 911 Turbo – so the Cayman steers 10% more quickly than before.
Read on over the next few pages to find out how the Porsche Cayman stacks up against those rivals, and which version and options you should choose.