To match the engine the GT-S gets an incredibly capable chassis. Its turn-in is ultra crisp, with nominal body roll and wonderful stability at high speed. It uses a pretty straight forward suspension setup as well, with gas-filled MacPherson struts and coil springs up front plus a double wishbone coil spring rear configuration. The steering is rack-and-pinion, of course, with variable power assist that adds a nice weighted feel at higher speeds. A set of four P205/50R16 all-season tires, enveloped in gorgeous 5-spoke alloy rims, round out the handling package. While 17s might improve at-the-edge performance the car didn't seem to suffer from smaller diameter wheels and tires. The GT-S gets rear discs, unlike the drums fitted to the standard GT, which make a real difference during panic stops. ABS is also standard on the top-line Celica.
Actually a lot of things come standard on the GT-S. Over the base GT that already includes power windows and locks, air-conditioning and a host of other goodies, the top-tier Celica gets fog lamps, a glass sunroof, leather front seat surfaces, an 8-speaker JBL AM/FM/CD/cassette audio system, aluminum foot pedals, cruise control, keyless entry
, a leather shift knob and a jewel of a 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel. Toyota makes an assortment of options available to help personalize your ride too, such as a sunroof wind deflector, splash guards, license plate cover, cargo net, bodyside moulding, block heater, floor mats, a 6-disc trunk mounted CD changer and a security system to make sure its all still there when you get back to your car.