I can't watch the replay here, but I think what sakkinaama meant (sorry I've no idea where the umlauts are) was that the kerb itself is shaped strangely. It has a peak, which means it's possible the front wing clipped that peak hard enough to bounce the car.
Only ever played Ferrari Challenge on the DS, so I can't really talk about that in terms of physics. I'm in the SC beta, and I'm assuming since it appears to be open now that I can actually talk about it.
I think it feels better to drive than GT5P, but I put that down to GT being set up more for wheels than joypads. The cars all behave in the way you expect, although I don't think there's quite enough kick when you floor the throttle even with the driving assists off (probably to fit the console crowd better).
Are the cars in the beta all FR layout? I don't think I saw MR and certainly no RR cars on there, so it's hard to say if there's much difference in terms of handling. They're believable without being too realistic, if that makes sense. Unlike games like Grid and Dirt, it actually feels like what I do with the pad relates to how the car behaves, but it's not so unforgivingly realistic that you need to practice for hours to get your laptimes down.
I'd like to support System 3 as a small developer, but the list of options than Forza and GT have interest me more. I still prefer lower-powered cars anyway
But yes, I'm pretty sure if and when night racing gets added, we won't be relying solely on the car headlights - the tracks will have floodlighting as well.
I imagine either the records won't change (because a dry day is always going to have the highest speeds) or they'll break it into the 3 possibles and have it like this:
TRACK Blackwood GP 1:34:894 D 1:37:381 W 1:35:340 N
The biggest problem if you've got dynamic time is where do you start calling it 'night' or 'wet'? As soon as the rain starts is not the same as when it's been a torrential downpour for an hour. Dusk is not as dark as midnight. It's a lot to consider.
Careful with your quotes. We don't know if and when the new update is coming out at all
The damage model is really basic, so things like roll cages aren't modelled at properly - everything just folds as if it's made of warm tin. I'm sure that'll all be looked at before LFS goes gold.