Nissan racer and FT Academy winner Bryan Heitkotter has an interesting opinion about the connection between players participating in racing video games and how those skills translate to real life. Heitkotter, whose Nissan GT-R Black Edition was used as a part of the 4 car packs in a December 2011 Sony PS3 GranTurismo5 game release, argues that simulated racing skills can hone real life driving skills as well.
Heitkotter recently stated the following, answering a question from a Facebook fan, "I think the GT Academy has kind of legitimized the simulated racing as a potential route in the motor sports. You know, there not always a crossover between the two, depending on the driver, but there can be quite a bit. Most drivers who take simulated racing seriously, you know, for a few years, will have the skills to transfer them into real car. And I think we will start seeing more of that as simulated racing gets more realistic over time."1 The Nissan GT-R can currently be found on the second downloadable GT Academy pack for the GranTurismo5 racing game, while the Nissan Leaf can be found on the third- along with several luxury vehicles. This pack was released in mid-January 2012.
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