So today I completed the car. The wheels are spinning and the steering mechanism is working. I’ve added some simple physics to the car (springs in the pitch and roll of the car so it leans in corners and tilts when accelerating or braking. Still a lot of tuning needs to be done for the car to ‘feel’ right, but the basics are there. For more info about these ‘springs’: this article gave me the idea.
If you look carefully you’ll notice the lighting on the car changing when steering. It already moves in 3D space and the BasicEffect lighting is working.
In all a productive weekend!