When it first debuted in 1999, the Honda
S2000 was the ideal answer for those wanting a reliable and powerful roadster but thought the Mazda MX-5
was just a little too, shall we say, feminine. The S2000 had a front-mid engine, rear-wheel-drive setup and was powered by an inline-four that produced about 250 horsepower and mated to a six-speed manual. A revised model was released in 2004 that physically looked similar to its predecessor but several revisions were made to the chassis and suspension along with a power upgrade. There was some early work for its replacement but these plans were abandoned when the economic recession hit. Note to Honda: Bring it back, and just not as a hybrid.