New Partnership Between Japan Race Promotion and Polyphony Digital, the SF23 To Be Added with April Update
Japan Race Promotion (JRP)—organizers of the Japanese Super Formula Championship (Super Formula)— announced a new partnership with Polyphony Digital on April 4.
JRP and Polyphony Digital first began collaborating in 2019 when the SF19 race car was featured in Gran Turismo Sport. From there, the two companies continued to elevate the association between e-motorsports and real-world motorsports through events such as the JAF-certified "Super Formula Virtual Series’" and the "GT College League," a racing competition hosted in collaboration with Asahi Shimbun and contested by university automotive departments.
JRP commented that through this partnership, it "aims to further strengthen ties with e-motorsports and introduce Super Formula to players around the globe, while at the same time support e-motorsport players step-by-step in their dream of becoming a real racing driver."
To celebrate this new relationship, the SF23 race car used in the current Super Formula season will come to Gran Turismo 7 via the April update with the striking livery (Red Tiger and White Tiger) of the development cars.
The SF23 was developed in conjunction with Honda and Toyota, based on the themes of "Carbon Neutrality" and "Improving Entertainment Value." This collaboration transcended the boundaries between the two competing automotive manufacturers. The SF23 in GT7 will be available with the striking paint schemes of the development cars: Red Tiger and White Tiger. Also, a Gran Turismo 7 Livery Contest is planned as a follow-up to last year's successful event, in which players can create a livery based on the colors of each Super Formula team.
The real-life Super Formula season gets underway at Fuji Speedway on April 8, when the 22 drivers of the series go to battle with a brand-new car for the 2023 Season.
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