@originalbadboy and altitude2k,
How much more can it be different than it's predecessors? Is online play different enough? Maybe having over 1000 cars to use? Perhaps Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini and Bugatti being in isn't different enough? Up to 16 Cars on course at a time isn't different enough right? Nascar liscence isn't enough, neither is WRC eh? Day to night transition isn't enough, better physics engine isn't enough? in-game visuals that are reaching the point of diminishing returns isn't enough, nope not at all, guaranteed 5.1 positional audio, 6.1 and 7.1 are probable. Re-done courses, visually up to par with it's real life counterpart, not enough yet I don't think.
Only thing in the videos that I can say is I can't tell if the audience changes depending on when it's official races or just time trials. I can't hear any ambient track noise when cars scream past the stands, and if the stands are populated. The 24hour Nür course is the only one I saw that has audience that moves and changes, will this be like this for every course is anyone's guess.