1983 Honda Prelude

0
1

The second-generation Prelude was released in Japan on November 25, 1982 and worldwide in 1983. Riding on an all-new platform, the Prelude was initially available with an A18A or ET-2, 1.8 L 12-valve twin carburetor engine, producing 110 hp (77 kW), with fuel injection introduced in the “Si” models in 1985. In Japan, Asia and Europe, it was available with a 2-liter DOHC 16-valve PGM-FI engine (JDM = BA1, EU = BA2) although this engine was not released in Europe until 1986. The JDM B20A produced 160 PS (118 kW) at 6,300 rpm, while the European B20A1 produced only 137 hp (102 kW).

This was the first generation of Prelude to have pop-up headlights, which allowed for a more aerodynamic front clip, reducing drag. Opening the headlights, however, especially at higher speeds, produced significantly more drag. The 1983 model is identifiable by its standard painted steel wheels with bright trim rings (although alloy rims were optional). The 1984-87 base models had Civic-style full wheel covers. In Canada, a “Special Edition” trim was created, which is essentially the same as the USA 2.0Si “sport injected” model.

In Japan, the Prelude was one of the key models sold at Japanese Honda dealership sales channels, called Honda Verno, which offered performance-oriented products. All Honda Verno products, like the Vigor, initially shared the concealed headlights introduced with this generation Prelude that would help identify “sports” products from Honda in Japan however, the approach was short-lived.

Source: Wikipedia (original)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 1.8L Inline 4
Weight: 965 kg / 2,127 lbs
Power: 77 kW / 104 hp / 105 PS
0-100 kph: -
Torque: 152 Nm / 112 lb-ft
Top Speed: 183 kph / 113 mph

VIDEO

1983 Honda Prelude
1978 Honda Prelude

On November 24, 1978, the Prelude was launched. In Japan it was only available at the newly established dea...

1987 Honda Prelude

The Honda Prelude is a sports coupé that was produced by Japanese automaker Honda from 1978 until 2001. The...

1991 Honda Prelude

In 1991, there was a major overhaul of the fourth generation Prelude, released outside of Japan in 1992. Th...

1997 Honda Prelude

The fifth generation of the Honda Prelude saw enhancements over the fourth generation, including new body s...

2000 Honda Accord Euro R

The performance variant of the humble Honda Accord. Euro R was only available in Japan and came equipped wi...

Honda Odyssey 2020

Every Odyssey comes with a 280-hp 3.5-litre, 24-valve, Direct Injection, SOHC, i-VTEC V6 engine with 262 lb...

2006 Honda RA106

The Honda RA106 was the car with which the Honda team competed in the 2006 Formula One season. It was drive...

2015 Honda Civic Concept

Honda unveiled its ultra-sporty Civic Concept at the 2015 New York International Auto Show as the brand pre...

2004 Honda Integra Type S

The Integra gained the name change to Type S in Australia to replace the Type R, however the Japanese model...

2018 Honda Civic Type R

Staying true to the 2016 concept, the brand new Honda Civic Type R has been revealed at the 2017 Geneva Mot...

2007 Honda Civic Type R

The 8th generation Honda Civic bore the Type R badge beginning in the 2007 model year. During this period H...

2013 Honda Accord Coupe

First revealed as a concept model at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The ninth...