I really liked the synthetic material. It is very soft and makes the sport seats even more comfortable. The blue is ugly though. The black is a much better option. Look at the MC12 interior shots on the maserati websits. that is the black interior. I really liked it. The car is like a stradale 360 version of the maserati coupe. Very sporty. Less elegence. Seeing I am a racing fanatic, I love the way the interior looks. I am getting mine in the fuji white (which looks very opal/artic silver) with black leather and black "synthetic" fabric. Very hot!. The new coupe spy pics don't look so great. It will look like a baby quattroporte with the front lights and grill. This is a sports car, should look more agressive. As for the horse power increase, don't expect too much in the new car. Ferrari will use a bigger version of the coupe's engine and gearbox and tune it up to close to 500 HP. But dont' expect the coupe to follow suit. I think it gets a derivation of the gransport/quattroporte engine no more that 420hp.