Thanks to the Nissan GT Academy
After a series of 60 mall tours in 12 cities around the country, and a string of challenges (of the physical, mental and racing kinds), the Nissan GT Academy national finalists of the Philippines have been named. And for the first time,
How did he do it?
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.In 2008, Lucas Ordoñez was in MBA school when he saw an advertisement for the Nissan GT Academy, a virtual-to-reality racing
Check out the schedule of rounds here
The virtual-to-reality Nissan GT Academy racing competition is back, now on its second season after the Philippines' successful win in the Asian championship last year with Joward Policarpio taking the crown.Six dates for the recruitment period have been confirmed
You can get one locally
In the course of doing a gift guide for the recent Father's Day, we stumbled upon this: a virtual racing seat that boasts Top Gear branding. To be specific, it's the Top Gear Edition of the Playseat Evolution, which, according
But it's a little too expensive
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Traffic gets to everyone. Even the most experienced and most patient drivers are going to snap at some point, which is why we have
Take your pick
We're sure everyone is as excited as we are for the upcoming Need For Speed video-game reboot. But while we've certainly got our hopes up, we've remained cautiously skeptical waiting for developers to finally reveal the entire lineup
To guide aspiring Pinoy finalists
The local iteration of the Nissan GT Academy, which has been ongoing for the past couple of months, will conclude with the finalists from the virtual competition being invited to a race camp week in August. That week will weed out those
It has more of what you love
High-speed car chases, urban car culture, and everything exciting about four wheels. For over 20 years, these are what have been driving one of the most popular racing video games ever: Need For Speed. And after a bit of hibernation, your
Watch this clip to learn more
Enough with the "pursue your dream" cliché. You want to be a race car driver? You want to become the next Nismo athlete like Mexican Ricardo Sanchez? Nissan Philippines is making that possible through its GT Academy.And in case you missed
A digital French beauty
It's hard to believe that Gran Turismo, the awesome racing simulator known worldwide for its long list of realistic cars and racetracks, has been around since the late '90s. As part its 15th anniversary, its creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, asked the world'
Featuring a total of 4 simulator pods
As you know, the 24th Trans Sport Show will be held on May 15 to 17 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. That's this weekend, in case you're losing track of the days. And as has been the
Where are the fast-driving ladies at?
If Nissan Philippines had its way, at least one of the 20 national finalists in the ongoing Philippine leg of the Nissan GT Academy would be female. At present, every single one of the provisional top 20 participants is male."We really
With dates and venues of next live events
Last weekend, Nissan Philippines held the second batch of qualifying sessions for the Nissan GT Academy at the Glorietta activity center in Makati. After a total of six live events so far, here are the provisional top 20 performers.Top 20 performers
Live events to resume this weekend
The first three dates for the Nissan GT Academy qualifiers in the Philippines were held last weekend. We already reported the results after two days. Here is the updated list of the top 20 performers (so far) after the third day.Top
PH leg of Nissan GT Academy kicks off
As we announced earlier this month, Nissan Philippines would officially kick off this weekend the local leg of the Nissan GT Academy with the first three dates for the qualifiers. (The rest of the dates are listed here.) If you wish to
Do you have what it takes?
We know you have been waiting for this since Nissan Philippines announced that it was officially bringing the Nissan GT Academy virtual-to-reality driver training program to the country.Just two weeks after it kicked off the Philippine leg of the
Read the story of Mexican Ricardo Sanchez
Motor racing is an expensive sport, which is why a career as a race car driver is often only a dream for those who aspire to be one--that is, unless you have rich parents who are willing to bankroll your racing
We ask a Nissan GT Academy winner
Nissan GT Academy aspirants, you absolutely have to read this. Your 10,000 hours of Gran Turismo playtime may be your ace up your sleeve, but in order to shine in the Japanese carmaker's driver-discovery program, we advise that you
Go from virtual to actual racing
The Nissan GT Academy has officially landed on our shores, with Nissan Philippines launching the virtual-to-reality contest today. To highlight the event, Nissan flew in 2014 GT Academy International champion Ricardo Sanchez.Now in its seventh year, the Nissan GT
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