Gran Turismo 5

  • Nissan GT Academy 2012

    The final round of the second season of the joint Nissan-PlayStation GT Academy North America is about to get underway, with the top 16 contenders from the thousands of entrants headed to the U.K. Silverstone racing circuit for an intensive week-long race camp and competition series. Spike TV will air the week's trials and success this August. An expert panel of racing pros will evaluate the drivers' skills, judging their aptitude behind the wheel, in front of the camera, and in other regards key to the career of a modern racing driver. The winner of the competition will get a sponsored ride...

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    2013 Nissan GT-R Hot Lap With GT Academy Winner

    Bryan Heitkotter is living every Gran Turismo player's dream: he won GT Academy in 2011 and is now a race car driver for Nissan. He battles it out in a Nissan 370Z endurance race car across the globe. Last week we were fortunate enough to sit shotgun in a 2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition for a hot...

  • 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Need For Speed Edition
    Can Virtual Test Drives Produce Real World Sales?

    Ford was an early adopter of promoting its products through video games and driving simulators, and it believes this strategy has boosted brand awareness and brand consideration.

  • NASCAR in Gran Turismo 5
    NASCAR Unleashed Game Looks To "Cultivate" New Fans

    The official NASCAR game franchise is one of the gaming world's longest running series. Though development may have moved from the brilliant Papyrus games through EA Sports to latest developers Activision, the games have provided authentic thrills for NASCAR fans since the 1990s. The latest NASCAR...

  • David Coulthard tests the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell prototype
    Think You're Faster Than Former F1 Star David Coulthard?

    Sony Computer Entertainment and Mercedes-Benz are sponsoring an event that will pit Gran Turismo 5 drivers from across Europe against F1 great David Coulthard to see who's really fastest.

  • David Coulthard tests the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell prototype
    Beat An F1 Star In "World's Biggest Race" On Gran Turismo 5

    For everyone who has ever uttered the words, "I bet I could beat that guy" when watching motor racing on television, getting a chance to actually go head to head with a Formula 1 driver could be your opportunity to prove it. European gamers will do just that on September 5, when Gran Turismo 5 fans...

  • Sony PlayStation sponsored Audi R8 LMS race car

    If you think the racing sim setup you have in your living room is impressive, think again. Audi's racing simulator on show at videogame show Gamescom 2011 in Cologne, Germany makes a mockery of your steering wheel and pedals combo. That's because Audi has created an entire R8 LMS GT3 race car replica and with help from Sony PlayStation and Gran Turismo 5, turned it into the ultimate racing simulator. It looks so authentic you might think that Audi took one of its actual, highly successful R8 racers and converted it, but the whole simulator was designed from scratch, so as to feel as realistic...

  • Sony PlayStation sponsored Audi R8 LMS race car
    Audi Unveils R8 LMS Racing Simulator At Gamescom 2011

    This week saw the unveiling of a new racing simulator at the annual Gamescom video games trade fair, which took place in Cologne, Germany. While this isn’t particularly interesting automotive news in itself, the fact that the new simulator sports the style of the Audi R8 LMS race car...

  • Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
    Jeremy Clarkson To Voice Forza 4 Game, Can Be Turned Off

    Many consider the Forza series of XBox racing games to be the best console racers... in the world. One thing is for sure though, it's the only racing game that's voiced by BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson. Known as "Motormouth" to some and several unrepeatable things to many other people, the...

  • Kazunori Yamauchi in the Nissan GT-R
    Gran Turismo Creator Wins His Class At Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Hot on the heels of gamer-turned-racer Lucas Ordoñez taking a second in class finish at the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hour race two weeks ago, the creator of the game that brought Lucas to fame, Gran Turismo, has had some success of his own. Kazunori Yamauchi, the visionary behind the Gran...

  • Jann Mardenborough wins the 2011 European GT Academy
    Brit Becomes Latest Gamer-Turned-Racer In 2011 GT Academy

    If ever proof were needed that you can make a real racing driver from a video gamer, Spanish driver Lucas Ordoñez's second place in the LMP2 class at the recent Le Mans 24 Hour race in France should be proof enough. In just three years Lucas has made it from living room to Le Mans having won...

  • Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2 gaming wheel
    Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2 Gaming Wheel Ready For Xbox 360, PS3 And PC

    Looking for that last minute holiday gift? The Porsche 911 GT2 gaming wheel from Fanatec could be just what you need. Compatible with multiple gaming platforms including the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC, the new gaming wheel is the ultimate weapon for the Gran Turismo 5 and upcoming Forza...

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