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A lightly disguised prototype of the 2016 Porsche Boxster facelift has been caught on camera stretching out on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

If you considered BMW's facelift for the 3-Series to be minor, wait until you see the 2016 Boxster as it will likely have even less cosmetic tweaks. Seen here is a near-production prototype testing on the 'Ring with some camo on the lighting clusters along with black tape on the bumpers.

While the facelift won't bring anything significant in terms of design, underneath the very familiar body will be a newly developed range of flat-four turbocharged gasoline engines developed by Porsche. The news was confirmed a while ago by the company's chief Matthias Müller who said the engines will debut in next year's Boxster & Cayman duo.

Official technical specifications are not available at this point, but reports are indicating the availability of a 210 bhp 1.6-liter, a 286 bhp 2.0-liter and a 360 bhp 2.5-liter. However, Müller apparently told German media the new flat-four turbo will be capable of developing as much as 395 bhp (295 kW) in its highest specification.

Porsche will probably take the wraps off the facelifted Boxster and Cayman in the first half of 2016.

Gallery: Porsche Boxster facelift spied on the 'Ring hiding minor cosmetic tweaks (22 pics)

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