while i was checking car texture files hoping to find something i somehow found this in the eclipse textures, i have no idea why is there a texture of a car interior but there is no interior in the ingame model since the model has no interior. but i wonder if it simply a beta leftover or a unused piece of content that originally meant that nfs ug1 was suposed to have interiors or it was just a leftover from another game from the nfs franschise. but is it just me or it actually looks like the intro interior seen in the actual game? i don't actually know. UPDATE!: i just added some new car interior textures in the leftovers. but because of the attachment limitations i will only show three in this post. the eclipse will stay in this one but two of the new interiors will be added (dodge neon and lancer).
That's actually a really good find. I can't see it very well because it's pretty small but I could make out the center console, and that looks exactly like the 1995-1999 Eclipse's center console. It's very likely that NFSU was supposed to have better graphics, as seen on the interview with one of its devs back in 2003 where he talks about damage. Since NFSU and ending with Undercover, EA really rushed things and as result the games lacked alot of what they were supposed to have according to the interviews with the devs back in the day.
Actually, it could be a leftover from MCO, the two imports that were added later to the game never had an interior (they had an interior but not for the cockpit view), while every other car had a very detailed 3D interior.
One of the cars was a 99 Eclipse Spyder GTS.
But if it was planned for Underground, they probably dropped it early because the game would play at night and detailed interior and driver models were not important anymore...the lack of damage can be explained that companies didn't want it - HP2 was restricted with damage but still allowed a certain visual damage and smoking engines but also a performance damage (PS2 only)
about the interior i din't added earlier it's actually the celica's interior but when i checked the integra interior it looked the same so i won't place the integra interior unfortunately. so here it is: