Over the past year or so we’ve seen countless images of prototypes for the new, second-generation Porsche Cayman, which will hit the market later this year alongside the redesigned 2013 Boxster.

These latest images show a prototype for the new Cayman in its final stages, confirming that development of the car is nearing completion.

As with the current model, the new Cayman will essentially be a hard-top version of the Boxster, with the two sharing everything from interior panels to powertrains and wheel designs.

In terms of styling, the new Cayman appears to have a much more fluid design than the current model. It also appears to have a lower rear profile and a much larger rear window.

Drivetrain specifications should come in just a tick above the Boxster's potent figures: in base form, the Boxster uses a 2.7-liter flat six to generate 265 horsepower, while the Boxster S gets a 3.4-liter engine good for 315 horsepower. They run to 60 mph in 5.4 and 4.7 seconds, respectively, when equipped with the seven-speed PDK transmission. We expect the Cayman to add 10-20 horsepower to the Boxster's figures, shaving a tenth or two off its acceleration times.

An all-new interior, very similar to the Boxster's, is also a given, bringing refined design, quality materials, and a fresh new look that's in harmony with the rest of the new Porsche range.

The good news is that we don't have long to wait now for the official specs, details, and pricing on the new Cayman, as the car is expected to be revealed in full at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show in late November.

In the meantime, hit this link to watch a spy video of another prototype.