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The Dallara SF23 Super Formula '23 is a racing car built by Dallara for use in the Super Formula Championship. It first appeared in Gran Turismo 7, where it was added as part of Update 1.32.

Similarly to its predecessor, the car is available in two versions, featuring Honda and Toyota engines. The default livery designs for each car are based on the car's development version, known as "White Tiger" and "Red Tiger", respectively. Much like its predecessor, liveries created for each engine variant are not interchangeable.

In-game description[]

"The next evolution of Super Formula cars aims to bring sustainability to motorsports."'

In spring 2023, Japan's top formula race series, Super Formula, saw the debut of the new Dallara SF23 race car. The SF23 uses a number of new technologies from the "Super Formula Next 50" motorsports sustainability project headed by Japan Race Promotion, the organizers of Super Formula.

The body of the SF23, based on the SF19 introduced in 2019, uses bio-composite materials produced by the Bcomp company. This allows a 75-percent reduction in CO2 emissions through the raw materials and construction processes while keeping the same weight and body rigidity as the previous carbon-fiber shell.

The car's tires are provided by Yokohama Rubber, which have also been developed for sustainability and are composed of sustainable materials such as naturally derived polymers and recycled rubbers. Although the Yokohama Carbon Neutral Racing Tires use 33-percent of sustainably sourced materials, they achieve the same handling levels as before. Equipped with these new tires, the SF23 becomes the ideal carbon neutral racing machine as outlined in Super Formula Next 50.

To achieve another of the campaign's goals, which is to increase the entertainment value of the Super Formula races, the aerodynamics of the SF23 went through a complete overhaul. The new body allows drivers more opportunity to show off their skills in close quarters than ever before. As for the engines, the teams continue to choose between a Toyota or Honda powerplant.

Brand Central (GT7)[]

The Dallara SF23 Super Formula was built for Japan's top-level formula racing series. Debuted in 2023 as the successor to the SF19... It is distinguished by two major features. The first feature is its new aerodynamic design, which promotes more wheel-to-wheel racing. The second feature is its 'carbon-neutral' construction. As a carbon-neutral racer, the SF23 makes use of sustainable materials for its tyres and body cowl. For example, its body cowl is made from low-emission bio-composite materials. And its Super Formula series tyres are also eco-friendly, made from recycled materials. Like before, power is supplied by both Toyota and Honda. This car runs on a Honda/Toyota-made engine.

Café (GT7)[]

Stella (Honda)[]

The Super Formula? Of course I know it. It's a world-famous Japanese formula race series. The beginning of genuine motorsports in Japan is said to date back to the 1960s. The first Japanese Grand Prix was held in 1963. Back then, the track was dominated by modified road cars, or 'touring cars' to be precise. Since then, Japan has also slowly crafted its own formula racing scene. For this to happen, Japanese Grand Prix drivers had to study abroad... At famous racing schools in England, where they learned the ins and outs of formula racing. After that, they teamed up with Japanese automotive engineers to develop Japan's first formula cars.

Jeremy (Toyota)[]

This is the SF23, a car developed for the Super Formula, Japan's top-level formula racing series. All teams competing in the Super Formula must use a machine of the same chassis. Teams are also restricted to one of two 2L 4-cylinder turbo engines built by Toyota and Honda to the same specs. And so the Super Formula is, in effect, a one-make formula race. In such a race, victory is largely decided by a combination of individual skill and team strategy. This is one of the major draws of the Japanese Super Formula series. Super Formula machines are distinguished by their aerodynamic design... Which is meant to limit air resistance at the rear and sides of the body. Because these machines are so similar in capability, the race becomes a test of a driver's control. And now the SF23 pushes this concept to new heights, promising more dramatic wheel-to-wheel action!

Acquisition[]

Note that the price is the same for both the Honda and Toyota versions.
Game Purchase location Credits Other methods
Gran Turismo 7 Super Formula Brand Central 1,000,000 ---

Trivia[]

  • In the Super Formula race event, the Autohaus Uwe and Noel liveries used by the opponents are modeled after the Formula Gran Turismo, while four other liveries contain references to Namco's Ace Driver series of open-wheel arcade games, right down to using the exact car numbers:
    • The Blue+ livery (#3/#4) refers to the Scuderia Blue Castle livery from either Ace Driver games.
    • The Voyage livery (#11/#12) refers to the Green Island Motorsport livery from the original Ace Driver.
    • The Maxwell Batteries livery (#25/#26) refers to the Team Red Lightning livery from the original Ace Driver.
    • The Absolum livery (#17/#18) refers to the Yellow Cyclone Racing livery from Ace Driver: Victory Lap.
  • Like the SF19, because the car's push-to-pass system is treated as a nitrous system that cannot be removed, it is not possible to use the car in races where nitrous is prohibited, or in online lobby races where tuning is prohibited.
  • Unlike the SF19, only generic/blank tire stickers are available in addition to default Yokohama tire stickers in the Livery Editor. However, the game will fit Michelin Pilot Sport tire stickers when required during Gran Turismo World Series races in Sport Mode.
  • In the Livery Editor, removing the decals when prompted will not remove the base livery, like with the Nissan GT-R GT500 '99, Ford GT Race Car '18, Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette Group 5 '84, Volkswagen ID. R '19, and the McLaren MP4/4 '88.

Pictures[]

GT7 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.

References[]

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