It would look the same, if painted, as long as you could snap it on just as easy. It shouldn't be too hard to make one out of FB or CF, but I don't have it in hand yet so no idea. I'd rather just buy a 2nd one, paint it, and then have both, or sell one if I didn't like it.
contrary to what many want to think, intakes and exhausts don't do shit but change the engine/exhaust sound without tunes. MY opinion, but had enough cars, and modified ones, to come to that conclusion.
Am I incorrect in thinking that a CAI will increase throttle response?
I added one to my Ram with a 5.7 and my seat of the pants dyno said there was an increase in throttle response. Totally non-scientific, but I thought I'd mention it.