(I posted this earlier then saw this thread and thought it might be better here.)
I have been looking at possibly buying a model 2 and another 32X for travel. I got to try out one earlier today and got to make a couple of runs on Virtua Racing Deluxe while I was at it. I've never posted a video on Youtube before so I had to figure out how to do that today, too; sorry about the video quality but all I have is my mobile. I haven't actually played Deluxe in maybe a year or so but I play the the Genesis version on my Nomad all the time. I took some turns wider than I usually do, guess I'm out of practice. I had kind of forgotten just how fast the prototype is and I love it!
No excuses for the controller but it was an old generic 3-button pad. The d-pad was actually in good shape, worn in so not too stiff or anything and worked very well for me. But the C-button barely worked making VR changes nearly impossible! I prefer VR1 and had a devil of a time getting it to switch views.
My first run was very rough, even spun out once but got it back together to take the trophy:
My second run was more consistent. I think I used to turn a time less than 3'10" with this car. I'm sure with a little practice I could shorten some of those bad turns that I made and reduce my time.