I don't mind the cost of iracing, as it generally keeps the idiots away. Not many will pay that kind of money for subscription and content just to be stupid.
Looks great, excited to watch footage on youtube but wont be playing. Im a sim fan but not a fan of the motorsports they replicate. If iRacing did a a bangers sim or ran a series where contact was allowed id be all over it.As TVE said it uses a modified Nascar2003/heat engine, which can host 50+ car server on a tiny linux cloud storage setup because no soft bodies.
Also wanted to add that with telemetry output and true ffb, not canned effects and generic centering spring, and marbles/rocks, I would bet that iracing is sending more data per second than WF ever will, soft bodies or not.