GT Academy

  • In 2008, Nissan and PlayStation's creation of a gamer-to-racer competition was unprecedented. Now, the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy is an established contest entering its eighth year, with past winners who have gone on to real-life motor racing success.
  • Pebble Beach might sell more million dollar cars, Villa d'Este might be more exclusive, but the Goodwood Festival of Speed is without a shadow of doubt, the largest celebration of motoring's heritage on Planet Earth.
  • Once upon a time, racing game enthusiasts could only dream of graduating from competing on-screen to competing on-track. Then, in 2008, Nissan and Gran Turismo began a partnership that would give people that very chance. The GT Academy is now back for a seventh year.
  • Nissan has announced that four of its GT Academy gaming graduates will compete in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours race. These include the first "virtual-to-real" race driver Lucas Ordoñez and Mark Shulzhitsky, who has recently worked with Onroak Automotive on the new Ligier JS P2 he'll be driving.