I used to own a GTS. I just sold it and am waiting for my WRX to come in. Truth is the Celica has made some decent numbers on boost. Right under 300 HP. In a 2500lb car this should be very fast (from a roll as it still cant launch that well). Anyway this argument is pretty meaningless because the RS will be able to pump out more HP and more Boost much easier than the celica. Mostly because the upgrade path is a known factor. There are no street celicas running around with more than 300 hp. There is only one kit right now that in all truth is not a kit. You have to take your celica to XS engineering for a month and they will get you to 280hp for 6grand. Kind of expensive if you ask me. There may be great power locked away in the celica's motor, but no one knows how to get it to come out in the open. If they do they sure are not telling. Christian Rado will be running a celica this year, and with any luck we will see big HP numbers from him, but since his motor has to last all of a mile (and trd has given him 3 for each event) i dont ever expect a street celica to put that kind of power down. The celica has an advantage of light weight, but it has limited launching traction, its 11.5:1 compression ratio and highly tuned NA style Cams. The comparison of the 2 with = hp and such is really meaningless. You can make more hp and more torque out the RS at this time, so why limit yourself?
[This message has been edited by nmyeti (edited April 14, 2001).]