Nissan GT Academy

 
Jann Mardenborough drives a Nissan GT-R around a racetrack with a video game control

Nissan built a GT-R operated by a video game controller

The latest installment in the iconic "Gran Turismo" video game series, "Gran Turismo Sport," goes on sale next week, but Nissan threw a celebration of its own ahead of the launch. The video game itself may have coined the "Real Driving Simulator" tagline years ago, but Nissan took it to a new level... read more

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Nissan Le Mans program

Nissan LMP1 Team To Be Based In U.S., Test American Drivers

Next year, Nissan will enter the World Endurance Championship and compete alongside the likes of Audi, Porsche and Toyota with a new LMP1 hybrid race car. That means... read more September 19, 2014 by


 
2014 Nissan ZEOD RC Le Mans prototype makes track debut at Fuji Speedway

Four Gamers-Turned-Racers To Compete In 2014 24 Hours Of Le Mans

In 2011 Nissan showed the world that it is possible to take a gamer, put him through a driver development program, unleash him at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and see him stand on... read more May 14, 2014 by


 
2014 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 race car

Nick Heidfeld To Pilot Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 In 2014 Nürburgring 24 Hours

Despite the fact that the Nürburgring is completely different from almost any real world roads out there, car manufacturers continue to use the track as a testing bed... read more April 29, 2014 by


 
Nissan Altima Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge racer

Nissan GT Academy U.S. Winners Team Up For Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge

The past winners of Nissan GT Academy have proven that they can translate their video-game skills into on-track prowess, and they're about to do it again. GT Academy U.S... read more April 28, 2014 by


 
Original GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez

First GT Academy Winner To Drive For Nissan In Super GT & Le Mans, Another Being Prepped For F1

The original winner of Nissan’s GT Academy, Lucas Ordonez, has certainly come a long way since his student days of 2008. After winning the first-ever round of GT... read more February 17, 2014 by


 
Nissan GT Academy Season 3

Nissan GT Academy Trailer: The Racing Heads To India

A new season of Nissan's PlayStation gamer-to-racer TV series, GT Academy, is coming. According to the new trailer for the upcoming season, the competition will head to India... read more February 4, 2014 by


 
Nissan GT Academy Season Three winner Nick McMillen

U.S. Nissan GT Academy Season Three Winner Announced: Video

Season three of Nissan GT Academy is already in the books, and the show that turns video gamers into race drivers has crowned another winner. Nick McMillen, a 20-year-old... read more December 19, 2013 by


 
Nissan GT Academy Season 3

Nissan GT Academy Returns For Third U.S. Season

Are you an avid gamer who wishes you could turn your fantasy into reality? Then you probably already know about the Nissan GT Academy. Why aren’t you signed up and... read more October 31, 2013 by


 
NISMO Global Driver Exchange

NISMO Driver Exchange Sees Ordonez Head To Japan's Super GT

As if winning a chance to drive real race cars from a video game weren't cool enough, original GT Academy winner and NISMO racer Lucas Ordonez now gets to race in Japan's... read more July 18, 2013 by


 
Nissan GT Academy

Gran Turismo 6 Demo Launches July 2, Kicks Off 2013 Nissan GT Academy

Sony has confirmed that a demo version of its upcoming Gran Turismo 6 racing simulator will be available for download from the PlayStation Store from July 2 onwards. The demo... read more June 26, 2013 by


 
Nissan GT Academy

Find Out Who The Fastest Nissan GT Academy Driver Is: Video

Nissan’s GT Academy is about to enter its sixth year, with 2013’s round of competition to be the biggest yet in the event’s history. But have you ever... read more May 27, 2013 by


 
Nissan GT Academy

2013 Will Be Biggest Year Yet For Nissan's GT Academy

Nissan’s popular GT Academy will be back for its fifth year in 2013 and organizers promise to make this round of competition the biggest yet. The GT Academy essentially... read more May 17, 2013 by


 
The Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 of Alex Buncombe and Jann Mardenborough

Nissan GT Academy Drivers Too Fast For British GT Championship

The job of a racing driver, on any level, is to go faster than his competitors. Doing so generally results in victories, which (in theory) results in sponsors, which are... read more February 8, 2013 by


 
AMG customer teams at the 2013 Dubai 24 Hours endurance race

Abu Dhabi By Black Falcon Wins Dubai 24 Hours, Nissan GT Academy Drivers Make Strong Debut

For the second year in a row, a team fielding the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 race car has taken overall victory at the grueling Dubai 24 Hours endurance race. Additionally... read more January 17, 2013 by


 
2013 Nissan GT Academy race at Dubai 24 Hours

Nissan GT Academy Winners Race In Dubai This Weekend: Video

For any of us who have ever nursed the fantasy of being paid to drive race cars--or even just having the cash and skill to pay our own way onto a track against the best in... read more January 9, 2013 by


 
 

 
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