Today I drove a 2003 RSX type s....This is a cool car, i liked it, nice drive. Driving the RSX showed how much the svt lacks in torq and throttle reponse. On the handeling side, we have that. THE svt handels so much nicer, better steering response. Have not ran them against each other yet, but I think my question was answered. Any drag race, 1/4, 1/8. light to light the RSX will win...not by much but will win. ANy cornering or auto x the SVT will have no problem taking the RSX. But if you really thinks about racing around corners?