Super Formula SF19 Coming To Gran Turismo Sport
Polyphony Digital and Japan Race Promotion, Inc. (JRP) have confirmed that the Super Formula single-seater will be coming to Gran Turismo Sport for the PlayStation 4 on Thursday March 28, 2019.
Super Formula, formerly known as Formula Nippon, is the top level Japanese single-seater racing championship. The Super Formula’s SF19 chassis, which replaces the SF14, is the next generation of Super Formula car developed under the concepts of advanced aerodynamics and increased driving performance, and is reported to be both faster and safer than the SF14.
SF 19 Specs:
- Length: 5233 mm
- Width: 1910 mm
- Height: 960 mm
- Car Weight: 660 kg
- Max Horse Power: 600 ps/10,000 rpm
- Max Torque: 47.1 kgfm/7,000 rpm
- Drive System: MR
The 2019 spec SF19 will be included in Gran Turismo Sport in hopes of having its over 7 million players worldwide enjoy all aspects of experiencing the car. Honda/M-Tec and Toyota/TRD engines will be available for players to select from, with the sounds of both engines being produced as close to the originals as possible.
Super Formula will be included as a new part of the GT series in the game, which features AI and head-to-head racing, adding a different thrill from that of touring cars. Super Formula will also be part of the Grand Central type catalog included in the game, which introduces cars and the history of car manufacturers from around the globe. In addition to the car purchase section, Japanese formula cars will be included in the museum portion, allowing players to check out both car history and view videos.
Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital Inc., and producer of the Gran Turismo series commented that Super Formula has a long history, and being able to include the Dallara Automobili manufactured SF19 and working with those at Dallara and JRP on this release at the timing of the SF19 debut has been a pleasure.
Super Formula’s machine performance, aerodynamics, engines and tires have improved significantly over the past few years, bringing its potential to a level almost to that of F1. Not only drivers and teams from not Japan, but top drivers from around the world are now coming to compete in the Super Formula.
Since it first went on sale in 1997, Gran Turismo and subsequent releases have grown to be the leading motorsports platform in the world. It will be a great promotional tool on a worldwide scale for Super Formula and the SF19 to become part of Gran Turismo. We hope that Super Formula will continue to be a series that appeals to young talented drivers from around the world. And we are excited to be able to support those efforts.
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