2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider vs 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster
2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster
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2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider vs 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

Serving Cranberry Township, PA

The 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider and the 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster represent two of the most excellent examples of mid-engined, two-seater sports cars. Each company has a rich tradition in automotive racing and design, and these two vehicles are excellent representations of their sports car philosophies in roadster format. These cars bundle unique and unmistakable styling with outstanding performance and driving dynamics. Add to this the fact that both vehicles have removable soft tops, and you end up with machines that can put a smile on any face, anytime.


Porsche’s styling has been instantly recognizable for decade upon decade. Classic styling cues include the traditional air intakes sculpted into the quarter panel, conventional Porsche headlight treatments, and an ever-so-gently sloping trunk that discreetly flips to a ducktail spoiler. In contrast, the Alfa Romeo 4C is unlike any roadster you’ve seen before. The hood cascades down toward the front grille, eventually to a sharp point that makes the grille triangular. Two air scoop inlets flank either side of the grille, and the headlights are positioned higher on the hood to give an aggressive appearance. Small air intake tunnels are sculpted high on the quarter panel, flowing gracefully like a wave over the trunk area. Two simple, circular taillights let you know the 4C means business, making the rear of the car appear wide and stable.


The 718 Boxster once again is classic Porsche, utilizing clean and symmetrical design elements that highlight Porsche’s attention to detail. A large, color infotainment display leads to climate controls on the center stack that continues to taper closer together towards the shifter and then the center console. Additional leather coverings are available as a style package upgrade. The 4C has a tight interior that is driver-focused, with controls that are simple to operate and a dash that is sharply angled toward the driver. Alfa Romeo intentionally designed the controls this way because they want the driver to remain focused on the road ahead. The 4C does not have an infotainment screen; however, it utilizes the instrument cluster space and outfits it with a glorious screen that looks like a futuristic command center. The steering wheel is squared off at the bottom, and the sport seats are extraordinarily supportive and stitched with contrasting thread colors.


The 718 Boxster comes with a 300-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four-cylinder, producing 280 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 60 is achieved in only 4.4 seconds. The 4C has a 237-horsepower inline-four that produces 258 lb-ft of torque. While its engine is technically less powerful, the 4C’s extremely lightweight construction means it can rocket from zero to 60 in a mere 4.1 seconds. Advanced engine technology maximizes the 4C’s torque a low speeds and delivers more power in response to driver input. Combustion efficiency and turbine speed are increased while turbo lag is decreased.

Visit Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo today to test drive the all-new 4C Spider. Our sales team will be happy to assist with all of your vehicle needs.