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Honda Prelude Will Be at Goodwood: A Rebirth of a Legend

10 Jul 2024
  • What technical details and performance specifications are Honda enthusiasts hoping to learn about the new Prelude at the Goodwood Festival of Speed?

Honda Prelude is making a comeback. The surprise announcement was made in October 2023 at the Tokyo Mobility Show, where an appealing concept was displayed. Initially believed to be a pure EV, the stylish coupe is actually a hybrid. While US availability of the subsequent production model is still uncertain, Europe is confirmed to get the car.

A Nostalgic Revival with Modern Hybrid Dynamics

A Nostalgic Revival with Modern Hybrid Dynamics

Annoyingly, Honda remains tight-lipped about the technical specifications. The latest press release is close to useless since it only brings the promise of the "joy of driving via a perfect balance of driving dynamics and fuel efficiency." Marketing fluff aside, we know for a fact the Prelude won't be a sports car. Chief engineer Tomoyuki Yamagami has said it’s not going to be the "sportiest, zippiest car that's going to be tossed into the circuits."

The sixth-generation model is being engineered for both left- and right-hand-drive markets. Honda has promised it'll be a four-seater, but judging by the swoopy roofline, we're realistically expecting a 2+2 cabin. It'll be interesting to see whether the Prelude is going to be a two-door coupe version of the hybrid Civic. The latter offers a combined 200 hp and 232 lb-ft from a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gas engine and a pair of electric motors. Ideally, the engineers would bump those numbers given the Prelude's sporty ambitions.

Before the production model arrives "sometime in the mid-2020s" per Yamagami, the red Honda Prelude concept will be showcased this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 11-14). The event is set to be a spectacle, and the Prelude's presence is sure to turn heads and generate buzz. Enthusiasts and potential buyers alike will be keenly watching for any additional details Honda might release during the festival.

In summary, the Honda Prelude's return is a blend of nostalgia and modernity, promising a hybrid powertrain and a design that bridges past and future. While US fans might have to wait in suspense, European markets can look forward to this revived icon soon.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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