Spike TV’s Trailer for GT Academy’s 2012 Reality Show, Premieres November 1 at 11:30pm ET/PT

October 26th, 2012 by Jordan Greer

A new website and video trailers have just been published for the 2012 U.S. GT Academy reality TV show, which premiers on Spike TV, Thursday, November 1st, at 11:30pm Eastern Time (check your local listings for other time zones). It will also be re-broadcast on MTV2 and available to download via YouTube and the PlayStation Store.

Nissan and Spike have launched an extensive new website for the show, including videos of each finalist in their home town, talking about their background and how they first became involved with the Gran Turismo series.

The show be complemented with “GT Academy Pit Pass”, an online web-app you can access from your laptop, tablet, or mobile device, which will allow you to interact with and learn about the competition during the broadcast.

Most of the finalists are already members of the GTPlanet community here, so be sure to stop in and say hello to them in our GT Academy 2012 forums.

This year’s U.S. winner, of course, hasn’t yet been revealed, which will add a special bit of suspense to this season, as the contestants are eliminated during each of the six, thirty-minute weekly episodes hosted by former NFL player Dhani Jones.

If you missed the drama of the U.S. National Finals, watch the video below for a quick re-cap of the event, which reveals the struggle that all of the 16 finalists endured to make it to Silverstone’s Race Camp.


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  1. Oct. 27, 2:54pm

    Does sombody now what engines they drive on the karts ?

    • Oct. 27, 3:49pm

      Some of last years finalist should know, though the kart should be 100cc to 125cc kart. I don’t think they’ll give them super karts.

  2. Oct. 27, 11:07am


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    • Oct. 27, 11:46am

      by that I mean, you never post here and when you do…

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  3. Oct. 26, 8:47pm

    Ya ok running out of repo men episodes ?

  4. Oct. 26, 7:59pm

    Interesting, ill look it up on my DVR so I can watch it at my conveiance.

    • Oct. 27, 11:48am

      Same here.

  5. Oct. 26, 7:26pm

    Seriously? Thursday? >.<

    • Oct. 26, 7:27pm

      at 11:30PM…

  6. Oct. 26, 6:27pm

    wow thats @ like 12:30 for me ill have to watch it on youtube or something :(

  7. Oct. 26, 6:16pm
    e30 freek

    Does PD put their own workforce into this?

    • Oct. 26, 7:32pm

      No. GT Academy is a marketing exercise for Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment. Other than the mini-game that was produced to host the competition, Polyphony Digital employees are not involved.

    • Oct. 27, 8:12am
      e30 freek

      Oh good to know that thanks

  8. Oct. 26, 5:35pm

    Yay. FIRST of november

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