Three different engines are specified for the 1993 Honda Prelude. Prelude S uses a 135hp, 2.2-liter, single overhead camshaft 16-valve engine. Prelude Si uses a 160hp, 2.3-liter dual overhead camshaft engine and the 190hp Prelude VTEC engine adds variable valve timing and lift electronic control.
A sophisticated second-order balance system helps to control engine vibration. It uses two counterweight shafts to cancel the inertial effects of the connecting rods and crankshaft. As a result, the Prelude engine is remarkably smooth and virtually vibration free.
The Prelude’s advanced, 4-wheel double wishbone suspension is ideally suited to the task. The system uses independent upper and lower links to connect each wheel to the chassis. Compact, lightweight and stronger, these links precisely control wheel camber to maintain a near optimum tire/road relationship when cornering.