It's one thing to sway side to side in front of your flat screen as you attack artificial apexes. It's something else entirely when hitting that line perfectly means g-forces pulling on every part of your body. How your machine grips, optimal shift points, weight distribution, corrective maneuvers – these are some of the skills that separate the capable track racer from the inexperienced street hooligan. Learn the cars of GT Academy.
It's light. It's low. It's fast. It's a glutton for punishment. If you do this right, you will be too. A stiff suspension and rigid platform mean you can throw it (and yourself) all over the track. Its sticky mechanical grip and forgiving disposition means you'll step out, instead of being pried out, when you're done.
They call it Godzilla for a reason: it's ferocious, nasty, noisy, and oddly magnificent all at the same time. A stock, out-of-the-box GT-R® has 545 horsepower that cranks out a ground-pounding 463 lb-ft of torque. If you really wanted to light this thing up on the track, you'd void the warranty before you got out of first gear. Luckily, those contracts don't apply at GT Academy.
For the winner of GT Academy, racing becomes his job. His life. Within months, he'll be competing on the international circuit. Since 2008, GT Academy winners have been climbing the podium in races like Le Mans, Dubai, and on the famed Nürburgring. We'll expect the same kind of results from this year's winner.
Over 400,000 gamers entered for a chance to become a pro driver, but only the elite made it to the National Finals at Comic-Con. Watch as the nation's fastest 32 GT5 racers battled it out for only 16 places at the Silverstone race track in the UK. Victory is Anyone's.