More angular, crisp, and cleanly detailed than any previous Cayman, the 2014 model wears its not-quite-a-911 looks with grace and ease. The nose is low, slung between rising fenders, with a taut passenger bubble sloping gently toward the tail. If there's one awkward angle to the car, it's the rear three-quarters view, though even then, the flared fenders speak of sport and strength.
Inside, the Cayman is very similar to the larger 911, as well as its soft-top sibling, the Boxster. A clear and driver-focused instrument and dash layout give way to a tight grid of buttons; while it's a bit busy in places, it's straightforward, honest--it clearly bears an engineer's touch as well as a stylist's.