Honda Prelude (1979)

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Honda Prelude

The Honda was a front wheel drive coupe that was manufactured by between 1978 and 2001. It five generations of cars but was upon the release of the fourth-generation Integra in Japan in late due to its decreasing sales and popularity.

The perennial competitor has been the Celica, another I4-powered introduced several years to the Prelude. Throughout the 1980s, it was by the Nissan Silvia, Isuzu Mitsubishi FTO, Mitsubishi (later the Eclipse), and the Mazda

The first generation Prelude was in 1978, and was the third main in Honda’s modern lineup, the Civic and the Accord. Styling of the car was a of both then current and Accord. The Prelude was equipped a 1751 cc SOHC CVCC I4 that produced 72 hp and 94 lbf-ft of with a 5-speed manual and 68 hp with a 2-speed automatic the Hondamatic.

The second generation was released in 1983 and was initially with a 1.8-litre 12-valve engine, producing 100 hp, and fuel was introduced in 1985 – in the Si In Japan, Asia and Europe, it was with a 2-litre DOHC PGM-FI engine, although engine was not released until in Europe. The second generation was the first to have pop-up this allowed for a more front which reduced

Opening the headlights however, at higher speeds, produced drag.

When the 2-litre DOHC engine came the hood was slightly modified the larger engine could not be under the stock hood. The version also saw slight to the taillights and revised front and bumpers which were now Due to the fairly low weight of the car (1,025 kg) and power (the 16-valve produced 137 hp) the car was surprisingly nimble, most Preludes were not in to their competitors, until the engines came out.

1979 Honda Prelude

The generation Prelude was similar to the generation, however it gained wheel steering on some as well as a 2.0 L SOHC carburated an optional B20A DOHC EFI or a slightly-larger B21A1 in 1990 and

Honda Prelude

The four wheel steering on the third generation prelude was an piece of engineering in itself. As of it is the only four wheel system on a production car that is mechanical in its design; that is, is always a direct mechanical between the steering wheel and the wheels. This means the wheel steering-equipped Prelude was to drive, unlike most four wheel steering in which the rear wheels controlled indirectly by a computer.

The third generation Prelude had some new external designs mentioning. The hoodline was designed to be the hoodline of any front wheel car in the world, allowing for better visibility. The drag resistance was at of stability.

Another unique element of the third generation was the high-strength metal used in the 6 pillars. The roof pillars so slim that all-around was amazingly clear for 326. call this Prelude the NSX due to some common design between the two cars, such as the forward visibility via a low hoodline, a end resemblance, the suspension attributes handling with a smooth

In 1987, Road Track a test summary that the 1988 Honda Prelude 4WS outslalomed every car of that including all Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and It went through the slalom at mph, which was amazing in days. For reference, the 1988 did the same at 64.9 mph.

The was Wheels magazine’s Car of the Year for

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