Though it shares most of its style and underpinnings with the Boxster, including the roadster's subtly flared fenders and low, sloping nose, the addition of the 911-esque teardrop canopy brings both models together in a harmonious, yet still unique, way. Rear fender air inlets give a decidedly sporty look, while the powerful flanks and rounded rear flow seamlessly to resolution.
Inside, the Cayman again looks a lot like a 911 Jr., with the same basic center stack configuration, most of the same trim and color options, and the same deft blending of buttons with background. Oval vents and a centrally-mounted tachometer are focal points, though the dash benefits greatly from the fitted leather upgrade.
One gripe in the cabin is the cheap-looking piece of plastic across the passenger side that flips down to reveal a pop-out cup holder--it's jarring with the rest of the interior, and little more than lip service to true convenience.