The Integra is back, and now the Prelude is too. Honda has brought back an exciting name from the past, this time for a concept two-door coupe that looks sporty and has an electric engine. The Prelude concept, which was shown at the Tokyo auto show, is said to be a sneak peek at future Honda EVs, especially sports car models that will focus on performance and driver involvement.
We don’t know much about the Prelude’s powertrain or platform, but we think it will be one of Honda’s upcoming independent EVs instead of a shared GM base like the upcoming Prologue crossover. Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing any kind of manual transmission, not even a virtual one. This is because Honda’s CEO said the company wasn’t even thinking about this option and would instead use other performance metrics to give its new EVs interesting dynamics.
The Prelude idea looks a lot like how you’d imagine a modern take on the coupe from the 1980s and 1990s to look. It’s not really low-slung; instead, it looks like a sportier version of an Accord coupe, which stopped being made a few generations ago. Honda hasn’t made a real sports car since the S2000 or even a coupe since the Civic and Accord stopped making two-door versions. We hope this means that Honda is bringing back a real two-door model.
Even though the Prelude is called an idea, it doesn’t seem to have any unrealistic features that would need to be changed before it could be made. We’re hope that Honda decides to make this car happen as soon as possible. The company has said that electric sports cars are on the way. One of them could be an inspired successor to the Acura NSX. We’re excited to find out more about what’s coming up and the Prelude that has been brought back to life.