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- 7 May, 2013
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The Honda Prelude was a sporty two-door coupe that was produced from 1978 until 2001. The first generation model was produced from 1978 to 1982, with the brakes and the engine of this model borrowed from the first generation Accord. Chassis of the first generation Honda Prelude was completely innovative and in that time has attracted great attention of sports cars fans. The Honda Prelude was the first Honda model that offered a power moonroof as standard equipment, which eventually became a Prelude trademark. At that time, Prelude completing the quarter-mile in 18.8 seconds at 70 mph, which was really fantastic.
The second generation Honda Civic emerged in 1982 in Japan, and the world premiere experienced in 1983. The second generation Prelude was had two engines in offer, a 1.8 L that produced 105 hp and another 2.0 l that produced 110 horsepower. These engines come with a four-speed automatic transmission and a five-speed manual transmission. Honda Prelude Si is released to the market in 1985 and was only available in Japan and Europe.
The third generation Honda Prelude powered by variants of the Honda B20A engine, and the base carbureted version with a SOHC 12-valve valvetrain, or a DOHC version with Honda’s PGM-FI fuel injection and 16 valves. Featuring evolutionary styling from its predecessor, it shared design cues from the Honda NSX that would be introduced later in 1989.
In late 1991, Honda announced its fourth generation of Prelude, which is in the global market since 1992. The 1992 Prelude incorporated other design features that had also become the “Prelude standard”. The rear end was rounded and fairly high in comparison to the previous square trunk line. The front fascia of the car became wider with fixed headlights. The glass moonroof made way for a steel sliding sunroof Which no longer retracted into the car but extended out and over it.
The fifth-generation Prelude marked a return to the more square body style of the third generation (1988-1991), in an attempt to curb slumping sales of the fourth-generation body style.
Honda Prelude is a car that is really left a deep mark in history of the automobiles, as with its innovation has attracted many fans of sports coupes. We do not know if it will ever produce, but one thing is for sure, we would definitely like to see its sixth generation of Honda Prelude, and we believe it will be quite something.
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