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Nissan celebrates rich motorsports heritage in thrilling Gran Turismo film

Stallion NMN, the official representatives of the Nissan brand in Nigeria hosted private screening of the movie Grand Turismo at Silverbird cinemas Victoria Island last Saturday, August 26, 2023.

In the heart-pounding cinematic spectacle, Nissan’s ground-breaking Gran Turismo (GT) Academy, one of the trailblazing successes born out of Nissan’s rich racing heritage, takes centre stage in the highly anticipated Gran Turismo movie by Sony.

In 2008, Nissan broke barriers by introducing the radical gamer-to-racer competition, a bold move that transformed the best of Gran Turismo gamers into professional motorsports race drivers.

This visionary partnership with Gran Turismo challenged the notion of what it took to be a driver, opening doors for aspiring talents worldwide. Today, Nissan continues to redefine the world of motorsports and empower the next generation, challenging itself with a new focus on electrification in Formula E – the 100 percent electric motorsport and its extensive electrified
line up.

Key messages: Nissan has 87 years of racing heritage, since 1936
The ‘Gran Turismo: From Gamer to Racer’ movie is based on the true story of how Nissan created the GT Academy to turn gamers to racers
For Nissan, Gran Turismo has played a huge role in cultivating a deep-rooted relationship between the brand and racing enthusiasts worldwide.
Nissan’s GT academy programme has been immortalised in the Gran Turismo movie by Sony.

While it was active, Nissan broke barriers to transform gamers into professional race drivers with GT Academy.

Nissan empowers young gamers in motorsports, from GT Academy to Formula E
Nissan now fully focused on electrification through Formula E and electrified line up

The Gran Turismo: From Gamer to Racer’ movie underpins Nissan’s bold ‘Dare to move’ challenge.


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