1. The "emergency" referred to in the name of the brake is brake failure. I do not believe anyone who says it stops the car faster than ABS, and even if it did, it does so at the expense of control of the vehicle. If your ABS can't stop you in time, you're going too fast for conditions.
2. I think the red stripe is kickass, especially on the white car, and I think it might look even better on black.
3. The MKVI steering wheel does look a little cooler, but nobody's even touched this one yet, so calm down.