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The B15? Yes, it can kick ass.
Briefly.
Until you remove conventional evap and add an extended overlap on your exhaust cam to scavenge unclean air, which is exactly what Nissan did.
Then, your pre-cat, a mere 4 inches from the port, decides that all that ass-kicking is going to break up some of the porcelain(?, don’t recall, exactly) and drag it back into the cylinders for a crunchy, wall-scoring go-round.
Then you will spend a few hours on the side of the track during what was supposed to be a 6-hour enduro trying to diagnose what LOOKS like an....
Well, you get the picture.

Still, the SE-R gearbox ratios the first two years were awesome and not dumbed down.