GT Academy 2015 - Round 4 Now Open to Win the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO In-game!
Round 4 (Final Round) of the GT Academy 2015 online event is now available within the PlayStation®3-exclusive title "Gran Turismo 6". This is the Final Qualification Round. The participants of this round can obtain the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO in the game for free by completing a lap regardless of the lap time.
(1) Please note that in order to enter Round 4, you must complete the previous 3 rounds achieving a Bronze Award or better.
(2) If you live in a country eligible to participate to "GT Academy 2015", you must agree to the online qualifier Terms & Conditions prior to entering Round 4.
A "Regional Ranking" leaderboard has been added in this round. If those living in a participating countries reach the top spots in this leaderboard, they will be able to progress to the next stage of the competition. Please note that those not living in the participating countries can still enjoy Round 4, but will not be eligible to continue with the competition.
While the GT Academy 2015 event is open, users can start from Round 1 at any time. For a list of participating countries and event schedules, please refer to the related link below.
About the Nissan GT-R LM NISMOIn the spring of 2014, The Nissan Motor Company announced that they would be participating in the LMP1 Hybrid class of the Le Mans 24 Hours race in the following year, with a car carrying the GT-R badge. They revealed their car in February of 2015 and it had a revolutionary structure that no one had imagined! The car named the GT-R LM NISMO, a prototype racer that came after a 16 year hiatus from prototypes since the R391 in 1999, went against the norm by mounting its engine in the front; not only that, it was front-wheel drive.
By mounting the engine in the front they had more freedom with the design of the car as a whole, enabling them to achieve an aerodynamic advantage. And it's no surprise that the unique ideas came from Ben Bowlby, who designed the chassis and body. This is the same man responsible for cars like the DeltaWing and the ZEOD RC.
The body consists of a monocoque chassis and outer panels made of carbon, with a minimal weight of 880 kg. Under the long front nose is a 3 litre direct injection V6 with twin turbos, combined with an energy regeneration system.
The drivers of the car are Nissan's home-grown Michael Krumm and Tsugio Matsuda, GT Academy graduates Lucas Ordóñez and Jann Mardenborough with their mentor Alex Buncombe, former F1 drivers Marc Gené and Max Chilton, along with Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla who have a great history in sports car racing.
Nissan will be running two cars starting from the first round of the FIA World Endurance Championships and will be entering three cars in Le Mans 24 Hours, aiming for an overall victory.