Motor heads and auto enthusiasts, listen up! If you’ve ever dreamed of being a professional race car driver, then this is your once in a lifetime opportunity! PlayStation, along with Gran Turismo makers Polyphony Digital have teamed up with Nissan North America to bring about the launch of GT Academy.
Using Nissan cars, you’ll compete in a series of online trials in the hotly anticipated Gran Turismo 5 game; and 32 finalists ( virtual racers) from the U.S. will compete to become one of the 16 GT Academy finalists! The ultimate GT Academy winner will train with elite race car drivers and race as a part of a professional team. A pretty big deal for a serious auto enthusiast… What’s more is that the whole journey will be documented and will be aired on PSN.
As far as I could dig, no age limit was described. Also, a final date of January 24, 2011 is mentioned, which indirectly confirms that Gran Turismo 5 will indeed release by then, and hopefully so, on November 24, 2010 itself.
Here’s a video for you to check out; a trailer for GT Academy: