Enginewise it is a 1.8 non vtec. 115hp. Even though it is not vtec, it pulles significantly better when you hit 4000 rpm. This is the 1.8iLS, so it is no crazy engine. But it is really good to drive. Lowered it on Honda lowering kit 30mm and with the 205/50-16, it handled very well. And in winther, on snow, I have actually outdriven a 4x4. Only on the straights he had any chance on getting me.