12: Throttle-Body Injection
If you remember, there was a period in between the carburetor and fuel injection in the ’80s. Throttle-body injection was that in-between period that was seen as a better form of technology. Unfortunately, there were a lot of drawbacks, and new technology was quickly adapted for getting fuel into the combustion chambers. GM was the most vocal company lauding the benefits of throttle-body injection.
The Camaro IROC was famously one of the first sports cars to get this. The C4 Corvette also had a throttle-body injection system for a short period. These cars are a lot easier to work on than their carbureted counterparts, but for the most part, this technology went away. Fuel injection was just a better and more cost-effective option for automakers.