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

The GT6 demo will guide players through GT Academy-themed driving school challenges before unlocking the final qualifying event. Players have the potential to qualify for this year’s GT Academy, kick-starting a journey that could lead to a real-life racing career with Nissan. The demo includes the following modes on the new Silverstone track:

  • A quick tutorial that includes tips and tricks on the controls and navigating around the track
  • Four warm-up races using two Nissan cars, the LEAF and 370Z
  • Five time trials on the Silverstone track driving the Nissan 370Z, four of which take place on various sections of the track, and one being the full lap. That one full lap time becomes the entry time for GT Academy. Enter as often as you like before 3:59pm Pacific Time on July 28th.

Want more? Players who clear all five trials with greater than a bronze medal will receive a special 15 Year Anniversary bonus race event, which will appear in the demo after July 28.


The online qualification for GT Academy will lead to the 31 fastest racers being invited to the National Final events, where they will be joined by this year’s Racer X winner Armen Aghakhan, who earned his seat through the Racer X competition at E3. At the National Finals, the 32 competitors will be challenged in the game and on the track in real Nissan cars. From there, the action switches to the famous Race Camp at Silverstone, with the winner there set to potentially join the elite team of Nissan’s Nismo Athletes.

While the demo is open to all and available to play until the end of August, the GT Academy competition itself will close Sunday, July 28 at 3:59pm Pacific Time. Eligible players wishing to enter will register for the final round of the demo in-game by agreeing to the official rules of the competition. Anyone who registers and submits a qualifying time will receive free bonus content.

Fire up your PS3 and race for a chance to join the GT Academy Champions who are racing in Nissan-powered race cars in top level international motor sport, including 2012 GT Academy North America winner Steve Doherty who is competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series with the Nissan GT Academy Team RJN.

Steve Doherty 2012 Winner Photo 1

The GT6 demo is available to anyone with a Sony Entertainment Network account and access to a PS3 connected to the internet. It can be downloaded free from the PlayStation Store, with no ownership of the Gran Turismo game required. Details of how to enter GT Academy 2013 can be found on various platforms including Facebook, the official Gran Turismo site, and @GTAcademy on Twitter.

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D-E-L-T-A said:

July 2nd, 6:02 pm

Once again Canadians are left out of this composition !

D-E-L-T-A said:

July 2nd, 6:04 pm



July 2nd, 8:00 pm

Looks like GT4 graphics was not impressed at all by the demo. Why do we really need to milk a franchise. I think you should just work on a PS4 version with 2000 cars awesome menus and just release in 2014. I know a lot of people are asking why not pull out a PS4 GT well I’ll tell you why it’s because SONY wants Drive Club to have good sales and releasing 2 big racing titles may hinder ones sale figures. If Polyphony Digital actually reads the comments could you please do something better with the menus I just find them so drab and kind of boring. A lot of reviews for GT5 bashed the looks of the menus and they’re going to beyond bash these menus. I liked the idea behind the menu from GT4 the one that looked like a roadmap.

JROD0823 said:

July 2nd, 8:39 pm

Man, it’s like re-learning how to drive all over again.

I can definitely single out each of the different improvements that Polyphony has done transitioning from GT5 to GT6.

Well done, guys and girls. :)

Special thanks to Kazunori Yamauchi for keeping such high class talent working at his studio.

JROD0823 said:

July 2nd, 8:46 pm

Thankfully I’m still fully capable of dominating with my Driving Force GT nevertheless. :)

ThreeSixtySucks said:

July 2nd, 11:24 pm

Thought the demo was sposed to be Tuesday the 2nd? its after midnight and the 3rd and still no demo, was it for pre-orders or something ?

Lord_Ka1n said:

July 3rd, 3:26 pm

Downloads and starts demo
Game tells says to use X to accelerate and Square to brake
Exits and deletes demo

PFCLeist said:

July 8th, 11:13 am

57: Your sarcasm is great. Finish up the race and you can change the controls in settings.

cupydo69 said:

July 26th, 12:47 pm

Hola Vita?

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