After waiting so long for this update, I was expecting some major improvements. They took their sweet time for this one, so it would only make sense to expect a lot of new content and some important fixes, however... that didn't happen.
Here's some reasons why this update didn't do much to improve the game:
Laggy new map: The most recent maps, which have plenty of trees, seem to lag when playing with 24 oponents. It's funny how the old maps work just fine and the new ones create this awful slideshow effect. If you're going to add a new map, at least optimize it to run like the old ones.
Just one car: This update only adds one car. I would be fine with that if it was a completely new and unique one, but it's just a copy of an already existing vehicle. We get so many copies of existing cars and it's getting really boring if you ask me.
Boring and repetitive paintjobs: So there are new paintjobs for the two versions of the European 1. Too bad that they are just the same (same sponsors, same numbers, same stickers, etc) but with different colours. Yeah, trully inspiring... and to think the old paintjobs were fine (despite some repetitive ones), you just had to completely remove them in favor of these ones. Couldn't at least bother changing the numbers? Oh look, here comes car 26 followed up by car 26 and in third place.... car 26!
Removal of the blimp: This is a minor thing but it's just another example of taking away another small piece of detail from the game to make it look more and more bland with each update. That's nice, i'm sure you won't even add it back, just like the explosions.
Ragdolls remain removed: You took away ragdolls from us some updates ago and they still haven't returned. Do you realise how much people enjoyed them and how ridiculous it looks now with the characters flickering in mid air and disappearing? Bring them back...
Wheels remain glitched: Still haven't fixed a major bug in which the wheels float out of the car when it takes a hard hit. It's funny how the wheels work perfectly well in the Sneak-Peak, they could bend and they remained attached to the car axles without floating in the most cartoonish way possible.
Steering wheel remains glitched: I don't know about you, but it's not realistic to take a small bump to the car and see the stearing wheel bending like crazy. This was such an awful addition to the game and it's still there. I would be fine if the steering wheel was just a bit tougher.
Still no new UI: You've teased us with the new UI before, why is it taking so long? The current UI sucks.
Still no career mode: After all this time, you still can't deliver career mode and I have my doubts you will be able to deliver it in the next update.
While the update did add some minor fixes and other additions, it still boggles my mind how the proprities are all wrong. There are a lot more important things to do to improve the game and those are being completely ignored in favor of stuff that's barelly noticable. The one thing you did right was to improve the handling, that's a plus for you, but where's the rest?
Are you sure you still want to release the game during the summer of 2017? it's getting a bit tight and the game still looks like an alpha.