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U.S. 2015 GT Academy Finals underway in Nashville: Day 1
Jul. 14, 2015

U.S. 2015 Nissan GT Academy Finals underway in Nashville

The quest to find the next professional Nissan race car driver is underway. Today in Nashville, the top-20 U.S. GT Academy competitors battled side-by-side in Sony virtual challenges on Day 1 of the U.S. 2015 GT Academy Finals.
Nissan GT Academy
Jul. 13, 2015

MEDIA ALERT: Nissan hosts 2015 GT Academy Finals competition in Nashville

This week, Nashville, Tenn. plays host to the fifth-annual U.S. GT Academy Finals. Three months ago, over 40,000 video gamers across the United States embarked on their journey to become the next GT Academy Champion. This week, the top 20 virtual drivers will descend upon Nashville to compete in the U.S. Finals. Performance in virtual, physical and on-track competition will be evaluated, with the top six performers advancing to the global finals in the United Kingdom next month.
Nissan GT-R LM NISMO
Jun. 12, 2015

Le Mans weekend brings the chance for gamers to go racing for real

This is the weekend of the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, a legendary event contested by big car brands and world-class racing drivers - and members of the public are being given the chance to find out what it’s like to drive there in the radical new Nissan GT-R LM NISMO racer. More than that, by entering the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy online competition, gamers could go on to become a racing driver for real. Four previous winners of the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy have been turned from gamers to racers by Nissan and are competing at Le Mans this weekend.
From the sofa to La Sarthe: The GT Academy story
Jun. 3, 2015

From the sofa to La Sarthe: The GT Academy story

It's hard to believe, but until just a few years ago the only racing experience three of Nissan's GT-R LM NISMO drivers for Le Mans had was playing Gran Turismo on their PlayStations. Impossible? No – just the extraordinary virtual-to-reality phenomenon that is GT Academy.