GT Academy 2015 - Get the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO in the final qualification round!
Round 4 of GT Academy 2015 online events 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 at least a Bronze Award or better.
(2) If you live in a country eligible to participate in "GT Academy 2015", you must agree to the online qualifier Terms & Conditions prior to entering Round 4.
A "Your Region" 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 National Finals. Please note that those not living in the participating countries can still enjoy Round 4, but will not be eligible to qualify for the National Finals.
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 links below.
About the Nissan GT-R LM NISMOIn the spring of 2014, The Nissan Motor Company announced that it would enter the LMP1 hybrid class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans the following year with a race car wearing a GT-R badge. It would mark the return of "The Nissan prototype race car" after a 16-year hiatus - since the R391 in 1999. As if that wasn't newsworthy enough, Nissan revealed at the car's introduction in February 2015 that its new race machine, called the GT-R LM NISMO, possessed a front-engine/front-wheel-drive layout, a concept previously unheard of in prototype race cars.
The mastermind behind the GT-R LM NISMO is none other than Ben Bowlby, the man who created the DeltaWing and ZEOD RC race cars. By mounting the engine in the front, Bowlby claims that it opened up new design possibilities to maximize aerodynamics, thus making the car more efficient at higher speeds.
The body consists of a monocoque chassis and outer panels made of carbon fiber, allowing the car to tip the scales at a light 880 kg (1940 lbs). Under the long front nose is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter direct injection V-6 mated to an energy-recovery system.
The drivers of the car include homegrown talents, Michael Krumm and Tsugio Matsuda; GT Academy graduates Lucas Ordóñez and Jann Mardenborough; former F1 drivers Marc Gené and Max Chilton; and sports-car drivers Alex Buncombe, Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla.
Nissan will run two cars starting from the first round of the FIA World Endurance Championships, and enter three cars in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the sole purpose of grabbing the overall title.
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