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GT Academy 2010 Begins In Europe On December 17

We have only one question: "how hardcore are you?"

If you reside in Europe and have always dreamed of becoming a world class race driver, you might want to test your skills against others in the next iteration of the GT Academy. As revealed at the Euro PlayStation Blog, this year's virtual competition begins on December 17; it all centers on the GT Academy 2010 Time Trial. If you can pass this test, you will be officially entered into the Academy for your formal training but to get that far, you'll need to do something pretty darn special: you'll have to qualify within the top 20 in your country, and then, you'll participate in the national final event, where you'll race against the other qualifiers. Get past that, and you can join the elite 20 that will make it into the GT Academy. And as you can see, everyone will be using the new Nissan 370Z in one of two possible versions for the Time Trial, which is ridiculously cool (PSXE veterans know why). Yeah, Nissan's sports car is popping up everywhere, from hardcore racing competitions to pornstars' driveways. In this particular case, though, it almost doesn't matter what you drive, provided you're a master at controlling it around the given track.

Perhaps the best part about this is being able to go hands-on with Gran Turismo 5 (or maybe it's more of a Prologue build) this year. If you think you've got what it takes, maybe you should start preparing now...practice, but do it on a TV screen, yes?

12/3/2009 10:23:37 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

Zorigo
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 10:49:15 AM
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Absolutely noway i'd ever make it. i barely play prologue. however. gt5 release = me buy wheel + practice damn hard.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 10:59:26 AM
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remindes me of when the demo for Grid came out, and the person with the the top time online won a tuned up mustang. I really like the idea of going from simulator to the real thing and seeing if it can actually make good race drivers.

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mikem
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 11:42:51 AM
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The big news is that it is a demo for GT5. It's based on the newest physics model and featuring a new track for the GT franchise: most likely the road course section of Daytona Speedway.

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Thrill Kill
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 12:43:57 PM
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The new track will be spa or indy

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Highlander
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 1:47:49 PM
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....hopes the appearance of the 370Z somehow causes a sudden and massive drop in the value of the 350Z...so I can buy one!

Last edited by Highlander on 12/3/2009 1:48:06 PM

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maxpontiac
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 2:06:15 PM
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From what I have read is that it's a GT5 build. Regardless, I will be downloading it!

The 17th cannot get here soon enough.

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Highlander
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 2:33:42 PM

I wonder how many new European PSN accounts will be created to obtain this demo?

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psplayer
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 2:20:03 PM
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Hey that's my birthday.

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blitz30952
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 5:16:47 PM

:D

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Banky A
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 7:42:24 PM

I got you a present..

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Craigo
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 3:31:41 PM
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Can't Wait. I was in the top 20 last time for the first 3 days lol. Then my PS3 yellow lighted :(. But atleast we will get out hands on GT5.

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Banky A
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 3:49:39 PM
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Hell yeah!
But too bad I haven't upgraded to a new PS3 wheel, so I won't be able to get the hardcore times like I should.

December 17th, you rock!

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maxpontiac
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 5:00:58 PM

Indeed.

Between MW2, DA Origins, and now the GT5 demo.

I am set.

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mikem
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 5:00:35 PM
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It should've been Indianapolis instead of what I stated (Daytona).

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Xbox_Killer
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 5:56:04 PM
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Is this the same as the one on the US playstation blog? http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/12/announcing-the-gran-turismo-5-time-trial-challenge/

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Xbox_Killer
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 6:02:59 PM

Never mind I don't think it is.

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Banky A
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 3:54:45 AM

What are you talking about.
Yes they're 100% the same thing

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___________
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 12:02:45 AM
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dec 17 thats my bday, maybe thats a sign?
nah i dont want to die on my bday.
hopefully that demo will be out by then so i can virtually try to beat a few records.
one thing i hope they do is since there having the top gear track in there, i hope they include the stigs times for each track so i can see how close to his times i can get.
who knows, i maybe a F1 driver after all ;)

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___________
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 12:08:38 AM
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but do it on a TV screen?
why?
oops, you should see all the skid marks in my street, but there not from me its the next door neighbor with his bloody GTO.
that things so fu***ng loud you can hear it start up at 6 in the morning from 10 blocks away.
how the hell he can afford the insurance on that thing is beyond me hes only 19 for christs sake!
and my father, a 56 year old cant get insurance for a WRX STI.
WTF?
a 19 year old can get insurance for a GTO but a 56 year old cant get insurance for a WRX STI.
ive said it once, ive said it twice and ill say it again.
this country has its priorities all screwed up!
im starting to think the PM is a 6 week old goat.
o wait.

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sabitrulz
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 12:25:17 AM
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sold ma 350z and bought an evo8 last month........aint loving da evo's power up process.....the turbo surely lags sumtimes..........

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shaydey77
Sunday, December 06, 2009 @ 8:01:33 PM

That's what anti-lag is for...

and as for _______. I dunno where your dad is looking for insurance but i know a 20year old can get his rex insured for 3000.

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