We seemed to be filled in a tuner world of form over function. Ten-fifteen years ago it was all about racing and making your car faster and lighter. Making the car look good was secondary. Now if your car doesn’t look good, it’s not getting in a show. I have been following this Prelude build for a while now and it’s been all about a quality build with appearance being the main focus. I recently saw this picture and thought it was a refreshing change. The car still looks great but he added a bit of function and performance. The engine bay no longer has as clean a look as it did before, but it packs a 4 channel AEM, which is why you see the 4 O2 sensors. It allows the tuning of each cylinder. It ain’t pretty, but it sure does add a crap load of performance and is done right. You really can’t hate on that. Although it may not look good, it’s still a piece of art. Props.
Now, I don’t know the guy personally, but I have a heck of a lot of respect for him. His prelude is easily one of my favorite Honda builds currently. I mean you can just tell the amount of work and attention to detail this man has put into this car. Every small piece has been touched and has been done right. No short cuts. It takes a whole lot of dedication to build a car of this caliber, and for that I give him a lot of props. It’s a beautiful thing.
This picture is from wekfest, and is his current setup. I have to say this is my favorite setup so far.
Keeping with the subject of 80’s Honda’s, the Prelude is another one of my favorites. Please don’t ask me why I love these old Honda’s, it’s just something about them! Ever since my friend Gabe had one a couple years back and we would talk about how we could mod it, it gave me a gain interest in owning one as well. These cars really don’t need much. The OEM lines are so perfect there is no need to mess with them. He had a black BA and we thought back then, a drop on some Mugen M7’s would look perfect. Still think it would be a head turner. When stanceworks did the write up on the one pictured below it brought back all those ideas and love for these 80’s babies.
Just like we had planned, a clean car with a drop on some uber sexy yet simple BBS RS is all the car needs. Eye candy.