The winner of the first Nissan/Playstation GT Academy video game driving contest, Lucas Ordonez, has proven he can do what he does in the game world in the real world. Earlier this month, we brought you news that he'd be driving at Le Mans--and now he's going to get a shot at Sebring, as well. This weekend. He'll be driving a new LMP2-class car that will make its debut this weekend as well.
Ordonez is pretty near a proven quantity--but the car he'll be driving isn't, yet. It has done well in the Sebring testing days to this point, but hasn't yet seen any race time--in fact, it's the first time a Nissan-powered prototype car has competed in ALMS racing since the 1990s.
The new car is powered by a 3.4-liter VK-series V-8 engine and built on an Oreca chassis. The VK-series engine is the same core architecture as that found in the Nissan Titan and Armada.
Also driving the new Nissan LMP2 car will be Soheil Ayari and Franck Mailleux. The racing is already underway with practice and qualifying today, so flip to your favorite motorsports channel to catch the action.