Gran Turismo Racers Will Race Better Than The Pros For Third Time

Nissan's GT Academy has undertaken a noble goal since it was first created in 2008. Take some of the best racers in the classic game Gran Turismo, throw their butts in the seats of real race cars, and see what happens. Now the third season of the show is starting up, and it looks like another season of dream-making. » 11/10/13 2:11pm 11/10/13 2:11pm

Expert Gran Turismo Players Dominate At Actual Racing, Again

Once again, racing drivers who cut their teeth on Gran Turismo's GT Academy have shown how much ass they can kick when they swap the PlayStation controller for a steering wheel. An all-gamer team took the podium at this weekend's Spa 24 Hours. » 7/29/13 10:40am 7/29/13 10:40am

Expert Gran Turismo Drivers Can't Race In Real Life Because They're Too…

Since it launched in 2008, Nissan's GT Academy has repeatedly done something previously thought to be absurd and unrealistic: It has taken people who are really, really good at Gran Turismo and put them in the seats of actual race cars. Look at Spaniard Lucas Ordoñez, who successfully went from gamer to pro driver… » 2/09/13 10:00am 2/09/13 10:00am

Download The GT Academy 2012 Demo Right Now

This year's version of GT Academy once again blurs the line between virtual racing and real racing as it takes a crop of gamer wannabes and turns them into actual race car drivers. It's not a dream. It's the future. And you can win it even if you're a Vegas showgirl. » 5/03/12 9:30am 5/03/12 9:30am

Video gamer takes second in real race

It was a long day for Nissan Signatech racing, and a longer one for Lucas Ordoñez, the "digital kid" who won Nissan's first GT Academy. The team's inaugural 12 Hours of Sebring culminated in a nail-biter of a second-place finish. [UPDATE]
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Videogame hot shoe to race in real 24 Hours of Le Mans

Lucas Ordoñez won the first GT Academy time-trial contest, giving the gamer-racer his start in the FIA GT4 series. Now he's signed to Team Signatech Nissan, and will compete in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. Mind-blowing. » 3/03/11 11:00am 3/03/11 11:00am