Nissan GT Academy Season 3 Debuts November 11 on SPIKE TV

Nissan is extending its relationship with Sony Computer Entertainment and SPIKE TV in order to bring more gamers to the track and more viewers to their televisions to watch it happen when Season 3 of the Nissan GT Academy kicks off on November 11th.

The GT Academy is a one-of-a-kind program designed to push the best video game racers to the limit and test their ability to convert their virtual skills into reality. The program has already helped to fulfill the dreams of many gamers who are now professional drivers with Nissan, including Lucas Ordonez, who is now expected to compete in the upcoming Le Mans 24 Hours race.

Nissan GT Academy kicks off

The GT Academy is a one-of-a-kind program designed to push the best video game racers to the limit and test their ability to convert their virtual skills into reality.

The competition began with over 400,000 racing enthusiasts all doing their best to best each other in the latest iteration of the long-standing PlayStation Gran Turismo franchise. The top 32 contenders were be sent to New York City to participate in the National Finals. Only 12 remained after a series of virtual, media, and real-life driving challenges; the dozen finalists will then be tested at the legendary Silverstone race track in the U.K. In the end, only one driver will be selected to race for Nissan after passing a series of physical, psychological, and athletic challenges and logging an extensive amount of track time in the Nissan 370z, Nissan GT-R, and Nissan JUKE NISMO.

The first episode of Season 3 of Nissan GT Academy will air on SPIKE TV at 10:30 ET on November 11th. If you just want to drive a regular Nissan without having to go through the trouble of hours of competitive training, just stop by Bates Nissan! We’ll hook you up.

Nissan Announces 2014 JUKE MSRP

The next vehicle you can expect to see on Bates Nissan’s lot is the 2014 JUKE; but we are also excited about the JUKE NISMO.

Before heading to visit us though, take a sneak peak at the price tag you can expect to see on our newest additions. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for the 2014 Nissan JUKE include:

2014 JUKE MSRP: Front Wheel Drive Models

  • 2014 Nissan JUKE S CVT – $18,990
  • 2014 Nissan JUKE SV MT – $20,990
  • 2014 Nissan JUKE VS CVT – $22,040
  • 2014 Nissan JUKE NISMO MT – $22,990
  • 2014 Nissan JUKE SL CVT – $24,290

2014 JUKE MSRP: All Wheel Drive Models

  • 2014 Nissan JUKE S CVT – $20,990
  • 2014 Nissan JUKE SV CVT – $23,740
  • 2014 Nissan JUKE NISMO CVT – $25,290
  • 2014 Nissan JUKE SL CVT – $25,990

According to Nissan’s official press release, the 2014 JUKE is offered with two different custom packages: the special Midnight Edition and Sport Package. “The Midnight Edition features unique 17-inch Black Wheels, a Sapphire Black rear roof spoiler, Sapphire Black mirror caps and privacy glass. The Sport Package includes a body-color rear spoiler, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and stainless steel exhaust finisher. A Navigation Package is also available.”

Keep an eye out for the first sighting of the 2014 JUKE to hit Bates Nissan’s lot and be sure to come test drive one ASAP.