On the 17th of December European PS3 owners will be able to download a special version of Gran Turismo 5, entitled the GT Academy 2010 Time Trial. The download, which will give gamers their first opportunity to get hands-on taster with what Yamauchi-san and his Polyphony team have been carefully crafting and polishing at their Tokyo base, will comprise of two versions of Nissan’s 370z and a specially modified verison of a track from Gran Turismo 5 on which to post your best time.
Qualify in the top twenty within your country, says the EU Blog, and you will be invited to a national final event, where you will pit your wits against the best Gran Turismo drivers in the country. If you make it from there only then will you join the elite 20 that will be taken into the GT Academy 2010. Only the two best drivers will make it out of this 5 day test of nerve and skill. From there they will follow an intensive driver training schedule from which Sony will select their one GT Academy ace.