Nissan GT Academy Season 3 Kicks Off – Video

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This year’s Nissan GT Academy will kick off at 8 p.m. EDT when the Gran Turismo 6 demo for the Sony PlayStation 3 hits the Playstation Network as a free download. Continue Reading...

Nurburgring 24 Hours Challenges Lucas Ordonez

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Nurburgring 24 Hours Challenges Lucas Ordonez
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Some argue that video games are a way people live out fantasies that are otherwise out of reach. Politicians sometimes jump on that as an easy target, but for one pro racer, gaming-turned-reality is a fairytale to say the least. Continue Reading...

GT Academy Virtual Racers Finish 3rd At Dubai 24 Hours

GT Academy Virtual Racers Finish 3rd At Dubai 24 Hours
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The team of racers assembled from the Nissan Playstation GT Academy earned themselves a remarkable honor at the Dubai 24 Hour race this weekend, finishing third in their class and 26th overall. All four drivers, Lucas Ordoñez, Jordan Tresson, Bryan Heitkotter and Jann Mardenborough, are GT Academy grads, having started out behind the wheel of virtual… Continue Reading...

Nissan to Field All-Amateur GT Academy 370Z Team for Dubai 24 Hour Race

Nissan to Field All-Amateur GT Academy 370Z Team for Dubai 24 Hour Race
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Nissan and Playstation are flexing their GT Academy muscles this year, enlisting four winners of previous GT Academies and campaigning a full gamer line up at this year’s Dubai 24 Hours Race. In previous years, GT Academy only used one winner along with three pros, but this year the team of drivers will consist of… Continue Reading...

Nissan GT Academey Reality Show Episode One [Video]

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Nissan‘s GT Academy is the stuff of dreams. Of 54,000 virtual racers, the field has been whittled down to just 16, all of whom will then compete for a seat in a real race car, to take on the grueling 24 Hours of Dubai. Honing their skills first racing in Gran Turismo on Playstation 3,… Continue Reading...

GT Academy Chooses Their ‘Sweet 16′ From America

GT Academy Chooses Their ‘Sweet 16′ From America
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The lines between reality and virtual reality are getting blurred, as proven by Lucas Ordonez. He went from racing cars in the virtual world of video games, to actually competing in an LMP2 racer provided by Signatech Nissan in the 12-hours of Sebring, and actually finishing 2nd in the race. The 25 year-old Spaniard will… Continue Reading...