As long as the genre is called “sim racing” they should always aim the real world.
Proper damage leads to proper rules like accurate FCY calls. You do need at least a tow truck tho.
Considering how things were in GTR2, GP4, etc I’d expect we’d have animated repairs by now lol
This stuff also contributes for proper driving imo, maybe more than safety ratings.
It’s a bit ridiculous it took all this time to have something a bit better than rf1 vertex damage (in iR)