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Gran Turismo 6 Out 12/6, Vision GT, Pre-orders Unveiled

Ken Chan's Avatar + Posted by Ken Chan on Aug 20, 2013

Polyphony Digital has announced a unique partnership with a number of leading automotive manufacturers and design teams from Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bertone, GM Design, Honda, Infiniti, Italdesign Giugiaro, JORDAN Brand, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, Nissan, Peugeot, SRT(Chrysler), Volkswagen and Zagato will create concept models giving a unique insight into the future of the automotive sector. Their designs will then be recreated as working cars for GT6.

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Goodwood Hill Climb Track Coming to Gran Turismo 6

Ken Chan's Avatar + Posted by Ken Chan on Jul 11, 2013

The UK’s renowned 1.86 km Hill Climb at Goodwood will join Silverstone and Willow Springs as a new track on Gran Turismo 6 for PS3. A centerpiece of the annual Festival of Speed in England, Goodwood is the latest addition to Gran Turismo’s impressive lineup of 33 locations, with 71 different layouts available in GT6.

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GT6 Demo Today, Download and Qualify for Nissan GT Academy 2013

Ken Chan's Avatar + Posted by Ken Chan on Jul 02, 2013

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Do you have what it takes to go from couch to cockpit and join the Nissan GT Academy team? The 2013 GT Academy competition begins today at 5:00pm Pacific Time when an exclusive demo of Gran Turismo 6 for PS3 becomes available to download.

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GT Academy Qualifying Process Begins July 2nd with GT6 Demo

Ken Chan's Avatar + Posted by Ken Chan on Jun 25, 2013

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This weekend, at the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours, two former GT Academy Champions, Lucas Ordoñez and Jann Mardenborough, both raced in a Nissan-powered LMP2 car recording an impressive 4th place finish in class. Ordoñez and Mardenborough are among the elite band of Nismo Athletes who have successfully challenged the traditional route into motorsport as graduates of GT Academy – a unique collaboration that leverages the virtual world of the Gran Turismo game to unearth real-world racing talent for Nissan’s race team.

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Gran Turismo 6: Pre-order Details Revealed

Ken Chan's Avatar + Posted by Ken Chan on Jun 24, 2013

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GT Fans – Having announced Gran Turismo 6 in May at an event celebrating 15 years of Gran Turismo held at Silverstone Circuit, the game’s legendary designer Kazunori Yamauchi released further details and a new trailer at PlayStation’s E3 press conference recently.

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Gran Turismo 6 E3 Trailer: Willow Springs, GT3 Race Cars, More

Ken Chan's Avatar + Posted by Ken Chan on Jun 10, 2013

Gran Turismo fans – It’s been a month since we officially announced Gran Turismo 6 will be released this Holiday 2013. At the event, franchise creator Kazunori Yamauchi spoke at great length about the stunning new tracks (including Silverstone) and cars with a new user interface, as well as the inclusion of 1200 cars and 33 courses on 71 layouts.

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Gran Turismo 5 Exclusive – ’14 Corvette Stingray Free on PSN

Ken Chan's Avatar + Posted by Ken Chan on Jan 14, 2013

Arriving exclusively for Gran Turismo 5 this Tuesday, the 2014 Corvette Stingray DLC will be available for free through PlayStation Store.

Officially announced at the LA Auto Show last November, Polyphony Digital and Chevrolet worked very closely for months in developing an exclusive firsthand driving experience of the Corvette C7 in Gran Turismo 5. Since its introduction, nearly 500,000 people around the world have driven the camouflaged Corvette Test Prototype. And now, only just the day after the Corvette Stingray’s world debut at the North American International Auto Show, the DLC will be available exclusively through PS Store starting Tuesday.

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Steve Doherty is the 2012 GT Academy US Champion

Ken Chan's Avatar + Posted by Ken Chan on Dec 07, 2012

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After seven months, 400,000 competitors, and a six-week television series that captured every challenge and human drama of an intense week of racing boot camp, Steven Doherty of Plainfield, IL defeated the rest of the top 16 to win the coveted title of 2012 GT Academy US Champion.

The 29-year old mechanic actually competed in the first US GT Academy competition in 2011, but during the National Finals he missed the final 16 for Silverstone by just six tenths of a second. So in 2012, Steve came back with a vengeance and trained incredibly hard, both mentally and physically, to be a top contender at Silverstone. In the end, Steve came away victorious in the final “Winner Take All” race — and set an all-time track record amongst all previous GT Academy contestants in the process.

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