Apparently DRIV3R has a very complex physical damage system;
tyres will screech and burst if you slam on too hard, side mirrors and front bumpers will break off after collisions and scrapes and scratches will appear all over your car due to dangerous driving.
I have heard VERY bad thing about the final build of this game, especially the on foot sections which is no surprise considering how dire they were in Driver2. I do hope they’re wrong as I was really looking forward to it, and Driver1 was one of my favourite PS1 games. But slightly off topic, Jesu christu Jeffe, Atari really are throwing a lot of money at the marketing of this game aren’t they!