Love the music, art style. Here's some suggestions after only 1 race (i didn't even get to the 2nd stage on easy).
- VHS mode, it's too much, make the effect less strong so you can still see it but it doesn't blue everything out
- Gamepad controls - Using right analogue stick for accelerate/brake makes no sense, use right and left analogue triggers like every other racing game
- Drifting - It needs to be as responsive as Outrun 2006, ie. work exactly the same way, otherwise it's not enjoyable.