That was nice. I find the controls a bit too smooth though, it doesn't really feel like the car's touching the ground. Also the engine sound needs more oomph, but I bet that's going to be fixed. Would be nice with more gears too (automatic, but you hear the driver changing gears).
Anyway, not sure if you're planning on changing it, but I think the controls makes the track a bit too easy to navigate through, and not giving any sense of accomplishment when you round a perfect corner. And I hope sliding and drifting will be in too, like in the originals.