DC motor control via gsm using arduino

The subject mentioned above is my final year project. I need to know that if i am using a 1/5 or 1/4 hp dc motor which arduino board should i use? keeping in mind that i have to interface arduino to the GSM modem as well and the driver ic will also be used..

I am just confused where to start. Any help would be appreciated.

GSM? As in SMS / Text message? That can take days to deliver?? You won’t be wanting instantaneous control then?

dannable: GSM? As in SMS / Text message? That can take days to deliver?? You won't be wanting instantaneous control then?

yes we send instruction in a text msg the modem recieves it and the microcontroller decodes and performs the required operation as per instruction. i have seen such projects that work for small motors..it is instantaneous control. the problem is that i am going to use arduino board instead of custom micro chip..