Originally Posted by zjpj83
Sort of an extension of the OP, but I don't like bare carbon cars or exposed bare carbon parts. It's trying to hard.
CF is fine for interior trim, engine compartment trim, etc. But not on body panels (IMHO).
Only partially agree with this;
- on the new Ferraris, yes, the bicolore is wack as fuck and the black rockers are completely stupid, CF gas flaps are stupid
- the BMW M cars and the carbon roof detail basically invited every ricer under the sun to fake it on their cars with overlays, vinyl CF-effect, or even worse, just painting their roofs flat black or gloss black (to imitate the MB Pano roofs)... this tends to go hand in hand with the aftermarket LED strips
- I think dry carbon sideview mirrors are not so bad, especially on that Zonda, where the motorcycle style stalks are thin and the mirror doesn't show up as much. On a normal colored car, they'd all but disappear in carbon
- bits that are normally done in black unfinished plastic can look nice in CF, ie OEM chin spoilers, rear diffusers, etc.
- Interior CF trim is stupid looking, and serves no purpose
- Engine trim in CF is likewise stupid, and serves no purpose. Engines can look just as nice with a non CF plug wire cover as CF, and when they do the whole head covers in CF it looks ugly (ex. those aftermarket E39 M5 carbon valve covers)
cars in all-carbon; well, I don't think they're that bad if they're the real deal. It's like the Lambo up there, it's exempt from these kinds of rules.