People always miss the point about VTEC, you're not only gaining when it's on-cam above 5000 rpm (or whatever), you also gain at low rpms because you're running a different timing than you'd be forced to run without VTEC. So it improves power(torque) at all rpms, not just high. Honda has been at this game longer, and has its Formula 1 manufacturer's championships to back up it's pedigree. The engine in the Integra Type R is a superior engine to the Celica GTS, I doubt anyone would argue otherwise. It's more powerful, better sounding, and smoother at high rpms.
Originally posted by DonCorleone:
basically Toyota's VVTI (not VVTL-I as stated earlier, my bad) is better than Honda's Vtec because you don't have to wait for it to kick in (as in the case of the Vtec)...but install a Vtec controller and thats another story.
[This message has been edited by ckolsen (edited November 10, 2000).]