In looking at the QP Sport GT, which one looks better: wood grain or black carbon fiber. I have not seen the carbon fiber first hand. Does it maintain its look and does it say luxury like the wood does? Is one considered better than the other?
it depends on the color of the car and the interior color. For me the carbon fiber is much more sporty than the wood trim as seen from the pix below.
Personally i do not like the dark walnut look. To each their own.
I have the burlwood package on my black vintage Spyder. I am usually a hard core performnce type guy but I have grown to love the wood and beige leather set up. It looks like a throw back to the 60's - like a vintage Ferrari california spyder - old school italian man!
As said before, lighter leathers tend to go better with wood than with CF. On black, however, CF looks brilliant. When I bought my GT, my dealer had an 08 Sport GTS in Nero Carbonio with Nero leather, Rosso stitching, and CF. It looked absolutely amazing. There aren't really any care issues that go with both. It really just has to do with pleasing yourself. If you have any sort of tan or light colored leather (except for rosso corallo), go for wood. If you have black, go for CF hands down; it's classy but keeps a very sporty edge.
I've seen several combos... I think it depends on the color of the car and the leather. The Black QP Sport GT with black leather and carbon fiber looked great. And like M mentioned above, lighter leather looks good with wood.