Spica I think is one situation where it was not that detrimental. But a lot of cars lost hp big time thanks to early emission stuffPete, there are plenty of people here who will happily argue a well tuned Spica car is better than one with carbs. Personally give me carbs any day, just passing on an observation.
I'm glad my car has carbs though. My father had a 2002tii and very similar system to Spica, and no issues