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Honda Prelude: Do You Need This Sports Car?

Honda Prelude is a sports coupe manufactured and produced by Honda until 2001. The car was introduced in the year 1979 and it was the first exciting car that held the true Honda values of reliability and intelligent design. It was outfitted with power engines in the later generations, and built around drivability and handling, offering enough power to remain more competitive in the segment.

The Prelude name was originally trademarked by Toyota, but was amicably given to Honda for usage. It was the first in a series of vehicles from Honda with musically related names, with the Prelude being joined by Quintet, Concerto and Ballade.

Prelude competitors include Nissan Silvia, Toyota Celica, and Mitsubishi Eclipse, and its Production was halted in the year 2001. Honda pioneered several new technologies on Prelude like fuel injection, 4-wheel steering, and active Torque transfer system. It was the first vehicle from Honda to get VTEC (Variable Timing Engine Technology) as well, and that’s why it holds a very prominent place in history of Honda cars.

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Technical Characteristics of Honda Prelude

Technical Characteristics of 2000 Honda Prelude Si Automatic produced by Honda (JP).

Body Type Fixed-head coupe 2 doors / 2 seats
Weight 1280 Kg
Length 4520 mm
Height 1315 mm
Wheelbase 2585 mm
Front Track 1525 mm
Rear Track 1515 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Fuel Capacity 60 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion 4WS
Fuel Supply System Honda PGM-Fi fuel injection
Max Power 160HP (117 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 201Nm @ 5200 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 2156 cc
Bore 85 mm
Stroke 95 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres n/a
Suspension Front I.DW.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.DW.ARB.
Transmission automatic
Number of gears 4
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 12.1 l/100km
Road 6.9 l/100km
Mixt 8.8 l/100km

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