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This Pink-Scorching Honda Prelude Will Be on the Goodwood FoS

In case you have missed the memo, the Honda Prelude is coming again. The shock announcement was made in October 2023 on the Tokyo Mobility Present the place an interesting idea was publicly displayed. Initially believed to be a pure EV, the fashionable coupe is definitely a hybrid. Whereas US availability of the next manufacturing mannequin continues to be unsure, Europe is getting the automobile.

Except for sharing the excellent news about Euro availability, Honda is unveiling a crimson model of the idea automobile. It sends a sportier vibe in comparison with the unique white paint job, emphasised by the crimson brake calipers that make the Brembo branding extra seen. The delicate carbon fiber physique package with a discreet rear spoiler properly compliments the recent paint. These black 20-inch wheels have been carried over from final yr’s idea.

Judging by the blacked-out home windows, Honda nonetheless is not keen to point out us the inside. Whereas the Prelude is formally labeled as an idea, the design is unlikely to alter all that a lot for the automobile you’ll purchase. It even has common facet mirrors, which is often a trait of a production-intent automobile. It would not have an outlandish look usually reserved for idea vehicles that by no means see the sunshine of manufacturing day. Because it stands, it would not look misplaced at a Honda supplier close to you.

Annoyingly, Honda stays tight-lipped in regards to the technical specs. The newest press launch is near ineffective because it solely brings the promise of the “pleasure of driving by way of an ideal steadiness of driving dynamics and gas effectivity.” Advertising fluff apart, we all know for a truth the Prelude will not be a completely fledged sports activities automobile. Chief engineer Tomoyuki Yamagami has mentioned it’s not going to be the “sportiest, zippiest automobile that is going to be tossed into the circuits.”

The fifth-generation mannequin is being engineered for each left- and right-hand-drive markets. Honda has promised it’s going to be a four-seater, however judging by the swoopy roofline, we’re realistically anticipating a 2+2 cabin. It’s going to be attention-grabbing to see whether or not the Prelude goes to be a two-door coupe model of the hybrid Civic. The latter provides a mixed 200 hp and 232 lb-ft from a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder fuel engine and a pair of electrical motors. Ideally, the engineers would bump these numbers given the Prelude’s sporty ambitions.

Earlier than the manufacturing mannequin arrives “someday within the mid-2020s” per Yamagami, the crimson Honda Prelude idea can be showcased this week on the Goodwood Competition of Pace (July 11-14).



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