Last year, Porsche updated both the Cayman and the Boxster, putting them together under one product line. Now, both cars are called the 718. The hard-top one is the Cayman, and the soft-top is the Cayman.

That’s all fine, but the major update to the cars came under the bonnet. Out went the sonorous flat-six engine that had become a defining characteristic of both cars. And in came a 2.0-litre, turbo-charged four-cylinder.

Sacrilege? Perhaps. But to quell any doubts, Porsche upped the power – the standard 718 Cayman now has 300 bhp, and does the 0-100 km/h dash in 4.7 seconds. It’ll also go on to a top speed of 275 km/h.

That means the new 718 Cayman is quicker than before. And it’s more economical and less damaging to the environment. But has the fact that there’s now a four-cylinder under the bonnet taken anything away from the Cayman?

To find out, we tested the standard 718 Cayman on the roads of Dubai. Find out what we thought in the video below.