Yeah, me too. I wish I had a PC that could run a PS2 emulator with it in HD. They really should re-release this game without the pop-in and in 1080p@60fps.
I love looking at this game in HD. I would buy a HD rerelease on PC without the pop-in. The game could easily draw the entire world on any modern machine so taking out the pop-in and making it 1080p would be amazing. I wish I'd owned this on PS2 back in the day.
I own the original Saturn version as well as the Genesis version.
I know! The PS2 version is slightly upgraded though; the wheels are a higher poly rate and the game runs 60fps. The actual arcade version ran at 30fps, even though 60 was fairly standard for most Sega arcade racers like OutRun, Daytona USA, Sega Rally etc.
That looks pretty amazing still.