The warp engine is an Alcubierre drive. Spacetime is warped in the front and back of the ship, allowing it to basically "ride" a subspace wave at superlight speeds without experiencing the time dilation of superlight travel. Inertia dampeners on the ships prevent the crew from getting liquefied through the acceleration. WIthout the dampeners, ships can't warp. Period.
A 5.0 with bolt-ons isn't fast. I beat 5.0s with bolt-ons and mine is stock.
Thats because exhaust, and fuel intake need to be upgraded along side headers...otherwise your creating a bottleneck in pressure...and killing performance. With upgrading HP with bolt ons..you gotta consider several other things, vehicle wieght, gear shifting, tire spin, wind resistence etc...
-weight reduction (many parts upgraded to the light wieght performance version. didn't upgrade hood to Carbon fibre yet though, cause i want it to look stock)
-larger cylinders, to increase fuel injection and combustion. Preludes run 2.2 stock, mine is 3liter
-upgraded fuel injectors
-cold air intake (with forced air intake)
-upgraded the entire transmission
-low profile racing tires
-and a bunch of other things i'm sure i'm forgetting off the top of my head....
she runs about 300hp, but has a LOT faster accelleration then most stock, or racing cars i go up against. Plus its got AMAZING handling...
I do street race with her, so i'm not just talking out my ass lmao