I basically wrote what you wrote, a camera keyframer that can also save LFS screenshots at any desired rate and resolution (but my app isn't suitable for release, as it's in php textmode and only does what i needed it to do :tilt.
Anyway, that transition was just a matter of precise camera placement and then switching from free cam to normal view.
Indeed it doesn't, I don't really know why but then I saw the other vehicles on the viewer don't have the pedals too (I thought they had it )...
Another thing.. why isn't the part under the car modeled? It's just plain black.. I thought this was because of most of the cars being "invented", but I can notice the FBM has this whole part under the vehicle detailed (at least not plain black), the BF1 have half the part under the car detailed too, and so I thought the VWS was going to have this part detailed too... maybe not full modeled, but at least some textures and half-modeled parts, I don't know
Why the cars don't have this modeled? I think it would indeed make a difference on the handling of the car, for example if the car had the suspension too low and passed on a corner, I don't know, some parts of the car would touch the...erm... I don't have much english language experience when it comes to racing, so I'm just unable to explain it I just think it would make a difference.