But what about the rest of the pack? The only other modern car in the group is the Subaru BRZ, which is built using a flat-packed boxer four engine to make for a low center of gravity. To up the ante, Engineering Explained’s Jason Fenske brought his very own Honda S2000, an offering echoing from the previous era two-door budget sports car, along for the ride. Usually such an entry is an exercise in self-deprecation of one’s own car, but the Honda makes 35 horsepower more than the second most powerful option, the Subaru BRZ, and 85 extra ponies over the Mazda MX-5, which is the least powerful. However the MX-5 slots in at 500 pounds under much of the competition. Suffice it to say, this is comparison gets interesting pretty quick.