• 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...

  • PlayStation Move Racing Wheel
    PlayStation Move Racing Wheel Unveiled At E3

    The PlayStation isn't just a game console--it's a virtual racing simulator for many of us. And with real-world winnings on the line through the GT Academy, it can be serious business, too. Full-on racing sim setups can cost in the thousands of dollars. For the more casual gamer, however, the new...

  • Screenshot from NASCAR The Game: Inside Line
    NASCAR The Game: Inside Line Coming This Fall

    A sequel to last year’s popular NASCAR video game NASCAR The Game 2011 is in the works and is due out in stores this fall. The new game will be called NASCAR The Game: Inside Line and it's once again being designed for multiple platforms including Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s...

  • Super Mario Kart
    Friday Fun: Our Top Ten Retro Console Racing Games

    Occasionally, the All Car Tech team gets pangs of nostalgia for times gone by, and we often yearn for the days of 1980s excess, when braces were red and Porsches were white with whale-tail spoilers. Inevitably, the subject of video games will pop up. We love a good racing game here, and the...

  • Sony PlayStation sponsored Audi R8 LMS race car
    Audi R8 LMS Racing Simulator Races In To Gamescom 2011

    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...

  • 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

    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 Turismo game franchise, took a first in class victory at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race in Germany, which finished on Sunday. Driving a race prepared 2011 Nissan GT-R, Kazunori-san and his team-mates completed 134 laps in 24 hours, 2 minutes and 26.9 seconds. The race is run on the extended 24-hour...

  • 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...

  • Forza Motorsport 4 screen shot
    E3 2011: New Forza 4, Mario Kart 3DS and Need For Speed

    We're all big automotive enthusiasts here, but for those of us who don't have a Zondar R or Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in the garage, there's always video games. All three platforms and most of the gaming publishers have wrapped up their press conferences at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)...

  • Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed
    Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed: Full Review

    Brushing the red line, grabbing top gear and clipping the apex, AllCarTech brings you our full review of the latest racing title to hit your PlayStation 3, Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed. Last week we brought you our first impressions of the EA Games and Slightly Mad Studios racer and with a few...

  • Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed
    Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed: First Impressions

    Thanks to the kind folk at EA Games we've got hold of a copy of the latest game in the long-running Need For Speed franchise, Shift 2 Unleashed (S2U), in PlayStation 3 format. As with the previous Shift title, Unleashed errs more on the simulation side of racing titles rather than the franchise's...

  • Kazunori Yamauchi's SP8 Lexus IS-F
    Video: Gran Turismo Creator Laps the 'Ring In Real Life

    The hot-lap was part of a four-hour enduro race in a prepped Lexus IS-F.

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