MP3 intake manifold difference?

I have this intake manifold from an MP3. I’m confused as to what the true differences between this and my regular manifold are. I understand that the MP3 version is supposed to have VICS but not VTCS, and while this manifold only has one solenoid on the top, I still see two vacuum actuated butterflies.

Is this a true MP3 intake manifold, and if so, why are there still two sets of butterflies?
 

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njaremka

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That is NOT an MP3 manifold. Those flaps at the head interface? Those are the VTCS flaps. The real MP3 manifold never had those.
 
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Thanks for the replies. So it is clearly not the manifold that came with the car. I have no idea why it is like that, but it looks like I’ll just be gutting the one that is on my car instead of using this.
 
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njaremka

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Much easier to just remove the VCTS flaps and port match to the gasket than it would be to find an actual MP3 intake manifold.
 
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