Indeed - it now looks like an actual place somewhere in world unlike before,where it looked like a plato in outskirts of virtual world emptiness.
What I'm curious is how the changes will affect layouts made before this update - it seems like AU1 area hasn't changed much (seems like it is now slightly wider at few sides),so the old layouts should be like they were in AU1? Or are there any changes to the surface of main lot?
Edit: I see a lot of potential proper racetrack courses around new Autocross area. Until now from 192 RTFR races only 7 have been hosted in AU environment,which is about 3.6% - that percentage will surely raise after update.
There's always been something about LFS's graphics that make it look really simplistic, but at the same time also very realistic. Maybe it's vehicles looking a bit cartoony compared to the enviroments?
But it looks great nevertheless! Can't wait to test the circuits out.
The area is not visible in any of the screenshots,so we can only guess if it has been deleted or rebuilt. I'm think it was a started project that somehow did not get finished just like the "industrial" section of South City. Maybe Eric just like many people started something and then just got distracted with other things and it was low priority to finish that?