When Gran Turismo released its video racing simulator franchise four years ago with Nissan, that partnership eventually led to Gran Turismo: The Academy. Just like all genius ideas, further ideas sprout from said original idea to create another idea that leads to...well, you get the picture.

That’s why it comes as no surprise to us that the Gran Turismo 5: GT Academy Edition is dropping onto shelves in the next month. The pack - or in this case, disc - will include all the packs Gran Turismo has made available in the past couple years. Yep, you’ll get treated to Car Packs 1, 2, and 3, as well as Course Packs 1 and 2. It’ll also contain a Special Paint Pack, a Racing Gear Pack, and the cherry on top of the sundae, the Nissan GT-R that was used at the Nurburgring 24-Hour Endurance Race by Kazunori Yamauchi.

For the affordable price of €29.99 - that’s about $28 based on current rates - you can have all of it in one pretty cool package. Check out the video and you’ll probably be counting down the days to its release after you’re done.


Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (342) posted on 08.24.2012

With an awesome game like this, the long queue is worth-waiting.

  (328) posted on 08.22.2012

So we’d better expected the long queue on the stores when this GT5 arrives. So better start saving in the price accompanied of this game.

  (517) posted on 08.22.2012

This game would surely be anticipated by race lovers. I am also excited for the release of this game.

  (506) posted on 08.13.2012

What could be the starting price of this Gran Turismo game?

  (596) posted on 08.13.2012

This game will be a total hit on the market. I’m glad that they will launch it soon.

  (159) posted on 08.9.2012

And this is much better than the Forza Motorsport 4. I can’t wait for the official launching of this GT game.

  (765) posted on 08.6.2012

I’m getting more excited from what I’m reading now. I can’t wait to buy it. Surely, its worth the pay.

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