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 |  Jul 02 2013, 2:37 PM


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.

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 |  May 27 2013, 2:01 PM


The Nissan GT Academy has taken five ordinary video game players and turned them into professional race car drivers, and now all five of the winners have been pitted against one another to see who is the fastest around Silverstone Circuit in the UK. 

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 |  Feb 20 2013, 6:32 PM

It might sound strange, but a two-car effort aimed at the British GT Championship has been refused for being too fast.

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 |  Dec 14 2012, 12:02 PM

The 2012 Nissan GT Academy has come to an end, and unemployed mechanic Steve Doherty has earned himself a spot on a Nissan racing team as a driver, beating out 15 of the best Gran Turismo players in the country.

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 |  Oct 29 2012, 9:45 AM

The Nissan GT Academy is back for a second season on television, and once again the Japanese automaker is challenging some of America’s top video gamers to see if they have what it takes to be professional racing drivers.

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 |  Sep 26 2011, 9:45 AM

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, the 16 contestants must now compete in a series of tests over a week at the Silverstone Racing Complex in the U.K., performing challenges and driving Nissan 370Zs and GT-Rs. And of course, the whole thing has been taped.

With the first episode already having aired on the Speed Network last week, in case you missed it, Nissan has provided the entire show on its YouTube channel.

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