The thing is, we are not a big studio. In fact, we're a very small one. I was wondering, is it possible that for us, the licenses for these vehicles would be cheaper than for a big studio? Is there a way of getting them cheaper?
An article (or two) that may be of interest to you
These next articles, whilst not directly pertaining to cars does pertain to issues of first amendment rights Vs the usage of trademarked products in games...this area is however a relatively recent development and the legalities are by no means resolved as of yet.
How this would apply outside of the US legal system is also an unresolved issue.
on a completely trivial note:
Catching fire — certain, we call then thermal events — we don’t want happening if there’s no reason.