The Dallara SF19 Super Formula '19 is a racing car built by Dallara for use in the Super Formula Championship. It first appears in Gran Turismo Sport, where it was introduced as part of Update 1.36. It will also appear in Gran Turismo 7.
Two versions of the car are available in the game, featuring Honda and Toyota engines, respectively. Apart from different engine sounds, branding stickers and car numbers, the two cars are otherwise identical; however liveries created for each version are not interchangeable.
The top level Formula Racing in Japan, the Super Formula Series switched the chassis of their race cars to the Dallara SF19 for the 2019 Season competition.
The SF19 is a successor to the SF14 that was used from 2014 to 2018, also designed by Dallara of Italy. Carrying over the agile and light weight concept, the new car was made to meet the F1 safety requirement established by the FIA in 2016, including the introduction of the HALO cockpit protection system for improved safety. It also incorporates revisions in its aerodynamics to balance competition and entertainment value, improving controllability when in close proximity to other cars so that it will be easier to overtake.
The car continues to use the NRE engine introduced in 2014. This is a turbocharged 2 litre inline 4 cylinder with direct injection, specially developed by Toyota and Honda under common regulations and sharing the same components such as the turbine and ECU. The maximum output is unchanged at over 542 BHP, but there is a very fierce development competition within the narrow range allowed between the two engine producers.
Both Honda and Toyota versions of this car can be purchased in the Super Formula section of Brand Central for 1,000,000 Credits each.
- The liveries that the AI will use in Super Formula Championships GT League event are mostly based on 2018 Super Formula liveries:
- The Autohaus Uwe car is based on the #55 and #56 former Autobacs Racing Team Aguri car.
- The Blue+ car is based on the #64 and #65 TCS Nakajima Racing car.
- The Blu Strada livery is based on the #15 Team Mugen car.
- The Burn livery is based on the #18 carrozerria Team KCMG car.
- The Maxwell Battery livery, intending to represent the #50 BMAX car, resembles the livery used by the 2001 Jordan EJ11.
- The Mistral livery is based on the #7 UOMO Sunoco Team LeMans car.
- The Performax livery is based on the #1 and #2 P.mu Cerumo INGING car.
- The Petroheads livery is based on the #36 and #37 Petronas Tom's car used between 2008 (when the series was still named Formula Nippon) to 2015.
- The Transurban livery is based on the #5 and #6 DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing car.
- The Zero livery is based on older #31 and #32 Nakajima Racing liveries, when the team was sponsored by PIAA.
- Although those AI liveries are not accessible to the player (unless recreated), the liveries also appear in the Spec II introduction movie.
- Starting from update 1.38, custom tire stickers can be placed on the car, although the choices are limited compared to those available on Gr.3, Gr.2, Gr.1, and Gr.B cars.
- Starting from update 1.53, the center post of the halo system is made transparent to simulate the way the driver sees in real life while in cockpit view.
- Although the Michelin Pilot Sport tire stickers (added on version 1.61) cannot be chosen in the Livery Editor (only the regular Michelin tire stickers are available), the game will use it in FIA Gran Turismo Championship races in Sport Mode.
- On the car list on the Gran Turismo website, the car's manufacturer is listed as Dallara.
GT Sport Liveries
NOTE: Each livery has two variants: one with white trim and one with red trim, indicated by the sensor above the drivers head and the edge of the front wing. White trim liveries are also a race number higher than the red trim liveries.