There was nothing about Liberty city that made it strictly inspired by nyc. It was more likely inspired by a conglomeration of eastern seaboard cities - specifically new york and boston.
They do. It's called Midnight Club. GTA isn't a racing game.
Heheh, you've given yourself away for another kid weened on 3D who has never played the original grand theft autos. Each of the originals had a city that was made up of distinct neighborhoods with distinct styling and character. By comparison VC was a sandbox with grey concrete buildings scattered through out.
I myself also prefer the styling of the original GTA3. Character and style...