Rich Voaden and his first generation Honda Prelude called “MR X” became the first guest car invited to celebrate Retropower‘s 10th birthday. The honor is well deserved as Rich invested a lot of time and effort making the little car capable on and off the track.
The car features a fully built 2.2 L H22A (JDM) inline-four that makes 240 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The engine features a ported PDE head, 3 angle valve job, Piper long duration camshafts, Skunk2 vernier gears, ATR injectors, custom baffled oil pan, balance shaft delete, and Hondata P28 S300 V3 ECU.
The engine breaths through a custom sealed cold air intake with carbon fiber airbox through an Accord Type-R/Euro-R intake manifold and throttle body. The exhaust comprises of a modified PLM “Ram Horn” exhaust manifold connected to a custom 2.5-inch stainless steel exhaust system.
The five-speed manual transmission uses a Exedy ST1 clutch and Competition Clutch Ultralite flywheel. The transmission features a first gear (3.307) and second gear (1.950) come from a UK 4G Prelude (M2F5). The third gear (1.481) and fourth gear (1.071) are from an Accord Type-R (U2Q7). The fifth gear (0.787) came from a JDM 4G Prelude (M2A4) while the final drive (4.266) and limited-slip differential came from an Accord Type-R (U2Q7). Power goes to the front wheels through custom driveshafts.
Watch as Rich and the Prelude set a personal best lap of 1:20.7 around Castle Combe Circuit. Then view the project’s entire build process at MR X Prelude Project FB page.