I'm a player and modder of the original Need for Speed Most Wanted. Currently I'm working on a mod that will attempt to bring the seventies mood to the game,by replacing scenarios,characters,music and of course,cars. Here's few WIP screenshots:
Has usually around 100 players online at peak on different maps, good car setup options, good drifting physics, fun tandems with other players every now and again. Been the closest thing in 10 years that I have come to something similar to PT !!! Gets periodically updated with new content and other fixes, if you read Steam reviews there are some complaints, but for me I've really enjoyed the game. For example there was a big graphics overhaul a month or two ago and the devs recently updated some of the car sounds which were both welcome improvements.