Originally Posted by swamp2
CF is a structural material. It is used in critical strength, stiffness and weight savings applications. Personally, having CF trim is such a huge contradiction I would not go for it. Totally "ricer" IMO. Metal trims may have been big in the 90s but I think still look quite good. Brushed stainless/aluminum is a totally classic/timeless finish for both architecture and automobiles IMO. I only wish they were real metal, or at least a thin layer of real metal. The quality of the "aluminum" trim in BMWs does not really seem up to par.
I wouldn't 'choose' it as trim. It works really well in my CSL because it reminds me of all the Carbon Fibre used in the structure of the car, and because the whole car's philosophy is lightweight
. Using carbon fibre merely for aesthetic reasons is just false.
But if (as in the CSL) you are surrounded by CF materials then it makes the car feel very special. I even went out and bought a Scott CF mountain-bike to match..:rocks: