The fifth generation (1997 to 2001) would be the Preludeā€™s last, but its futuristic lines and high school parking lot ubiquity made an indelible mark upon the Preludeā€™s legacy.

Though without 4WS and down on power compared to its JDM counterpart, the US Type SH Prelude had its own party trick: Active Torque Transfer System (ATTS). In a nutshell, ATTS was a torque-vectoring differential installed in place of a proper limited slip, an innovation that predates by over a decade the appearance of torque vectoring diffs in everything from McLarens to the Focus RS.