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– Virtuality turns into reality
– All-electric concept car to be used as race taxi in Formula E
– Audi’s Chief Development Officer Peter Mertens: “E-mobility is rapidly gaining importance”

With the fully electric “Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo” concept car Audi is now turning electric mobility into a tangible experience in a unique way. Originally developed exclusively for virtual races on PlayStation 4, Audi is making the new race car reality in conjunction with Formula E. Starting with the race in Rome on Saturday, April 14, the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo will be deployed as a race taxi. Read More »

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– Sportier PEUGEOT L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo developed for competitive racing
– Performance car boasts a total 750hp and goes from 0-100km/h in just 2.4 seconds
– Unveiling marks the release of latest Gran Turismo Sport racing game

PEUGEOT and PEUGEOT SPORT have combined to deliver the latest concept in performance vehicles of the future, with its sleek L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo. Read More »

GT Academy ManchesterNissan is on the hunt for the racing drivers of tomorrow and will be bringing the final leg of qualifying for its pioneering GT Academy competition to Manchester Trafford Centre on 12th and 13th September 2015.

Across the two-day event, motorsport enthusiasts are invited to put their gaming skills to the test and participate in a Gran Turismo®6 race on Nissan’s circular PlayStation® pods. The top racers from Saturday and Sunday will be invited to come back for the final on Sunday, and will participate in a number of activities and interviews before one lucky gamer will win a place in the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy Race Camp in Abu Dhabi in October. Read More »

Nissan GT Academy 7– ‘Dream job’ on offer for winner of seventh Nissan PlayStation® GT Academy competition
– Entry opens on 21 April through Gran Turismo®6
– Mass participation ‘Live Events’ offer alternative route to qualify
– European Race Camp moves to Abu Dhabi Read More »

Focus ST– The first ‘virtual versus real’ held at Goodwood ends in narrow victory for real-life new Ford Focus ST
– Ben Collins, Top Gear’s former “Stig”, completes the course in the new Ford Focus ST ahead of gamer Krisztian Somodi driving a virtual Focus ST on Gran Turismo®6

The New Ford Focus ST notched up a first victory hours after making its global debut by winning a unique ‘virtual versus real’ race. Read More »

Nissan GT Academy14– Gran Turismo®6 gamers have the chance to become a Nissan NISMO racing driver
– Previous GT Academy champions now racing in GP3 and Le Mans 24 Hours

Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have announced that gamer-to-real-racer competition the NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy returns for a sixth instalment in 2014. Online qualifying on PlayStation’s Gran Turismo®6 game begins on April 21st. Read More »

GT Academy13– Gran Turismo®6 demo downloaded by more than 1.3 million worldwide
– Leading competitors move to National Finals and first taste of Nismo performance cars

The online phase of the virtual-to-reality competition closed on Sunday night with more than 765,000 entries overall recorded from the 18 participating European countries. Read More »

– Online competition phase run on free Gran Turismo®6 demo
– Two former GT Academy Champions have just raced to 4th at Le Mans 24 Hours

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– Online competition phase to be run on exclusive Gran Turismo®6 demo
– Become the next ‘Nismo Athlete’ to race for Nissan

Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have revealed that the innovative GT Academy competition will return for a fifth season. GT Academy 2013 will be the biggest yet, with more countries than ever before participating and the online gaming element of the competition set to be run in July on a demo of the hotly-anticipated Gran Turismo®6 game exclusively on PlayStation®3. Read More »

– 19-year-old from Cardiff wins the opportunity to be the next virtual-to-real racing driver

The 2011 GT Academy Race Camp drew to a thrilling conclusion today when 19-year-old Jann Mardenborough from Cardiff took the chequered flag in a four-way, 20-minute race on Silverstone’s national circuit. Pole position and the race win in the Nissan 370Z was enough to satisfy Head Judge Eddie Irvine that Jann was a worthy winner of GT Academy 2011 – a collaboration between Nissan and PlayStation® that saw over 90,000 people from 10 European countries take part on the Gran Turismo®5 game. Read More »