they didn't exactly have dracula's car, but they did have a spooky car, and a lot of purple and black in the actual cartoon :) the races were at night
yeah I can't remember the name too and I'm too lazy to wiki it :)
purple, nice taste, it's sort of inspired by that cartoon Wacky Races, remember it? the Dracula's racecar, space version :)
my personal fave is probably the icy one :)
Nope, never read that.. I did play a whole lot of space-race games tho, F-Zero probably being my favorite :).
Yeah I know the perspective isn't really wrong, I just forgot the correct 'official' name of it :D.
And as to why the cars are so simple, I stripped them down of TRON/Blade Runner/KR type of gimmicks, because I wanted the pic to be more minimalistic and straightforward, and also that allows for more solid fills, to bring out the bright colors :)
(it still is a matter of preference of course :))