Yeah they are targetting the half-serious racing folk I guess, and trying to sell on sound & looks more than physics.
Having said that, I have not driven it for a long while now, so they might have changed things.
And they had(have I guess) the point-to-point road tracks, that were a big plus for me - I love those for some reason. If it had traffic, too, I'd be in heaven
I love driving like an ass in traffic - but sadly TDU/TDU2 were not really up to scratch. Still wasted many an hour on them, hehe.