The 2019 Spec Super Formula Arrives to Gran Turismo Sport!
A new race machine for the 2019 Super Formula series was announced during "Motor Sports Fan Appreciation Day," held at Suzuka Circuit on Saturday, March 2. The new SF19, which boasts extraordinary performance on the track, will be available in Gran Turismo Sport after an update this spring.
For the 2019 season, Super Formula updated the old chassis, which had been around since 2014, to a brand new one called the SF19. In addition to an improvement in performance, major advancements have been made to driver safety. Developed by Dallara, which also designed the old chassis, the F19 boasts updated aerodynamics that improve performance during passing maneuvers.
In Gran Turismo Sport, you will be able to take full advantage of the amazing potential of the new Super Formula machine and the SF19 chassis.
Just like in real life, the cars will come equipped with either a Toyota or Honda engine. You can choose the one that you feel right for you. Also, the sounds of the two engines have been accurately recreated, and both come with the much awaited "boost" feature that allows a temporary power increase when you want to make a pass.*
A new series based on the Super Formula has now been added to GT League, where players race against AI opponents. So make sure you get a taste of what many consider racecars in their purest form.
A Super Formula section has also been added to Brand Central. In addition to the purchase of the cars themselves, you can look back on the history of the Super Formula and watch a variety of related videos.
The key words of Super Formula are "quick and light." And true to these words, the 2019 machine represents the next level in performance, and now you will be able to experience it in Gran Turismo Sport.
A Comment from Gran Turismo Sport Producer, Kazunori Yamauchi
“I’m very happy to be able to include this car that will be introduced into the Super Formula Championships, in line with the debut of the real world Dallara SF19. It was all made possible by the cooperation of companies such as Dallara and JRP.
"Super Formula has seen hardware improvements in its machine performance, aerodynamics, engine and tires in recent years, that has brought it to a high level, second to only the F1. Not only popular among the top drivers and teams of Japan, it has become a series that attracts great drivers from outside Japan.
"Since its release in 1997 and through the various iterations over the years, Gran Turismo has today become the world’s biggest motorsports platform with more than seven million users in Europe, America, and Asia. We believe that the inclusion of the SF19/Super Formula in this title will have a large promotional effect that will bring attention to its presence to the world. Looking into the future, we hope for the Super Formula to continue as a series that many young and talented drivers from all over the world will aspire towards, and we are happy to be able to support this."
Dallara SF19 Super Formula Specifications (Common for both Toyota/Honda Engines)
*The boost feature will also be made available to some other cars.
(Screenshots are from a Japanese version still under development.)