The ST205? The one with 260 horses from the good ol 3S-GTE (2.0L) with a manual center locking differential....the precessor to the WRC Corolla....Originally posted by RNN14
No I am referring to the model that came after that one. It had much better body lines, performance, aftermarket. The one in the pic you showed was the one from two versions ago. I will post a pic of the one that is always parked down the street from me as soon as I can get a chance.
Actually the GT engine is a better engine to start off with. The GTS motor already comes with a high (approx) 11.0:1 compression ratio. It doesn't leave too much room for boost (around 6 to 7 psi), before getting new pistons (whenever TRD decides to release them). The GT engine with its lower compression is more suitable out of the box. Of course turbo sizing and configuration will make a huge difference. This is why who will see more people right now developing turbo kits for the GT instead of the GTS.