Gran Turismo 6’s refreshingly early demo strapped itself into the PlayStation Store today, and we persuaded video boffin Rory Cocker to don his best leather gloves and take the title for a test drive. The gameplay teaser – which is available as part of the annual GT Academy competition – allows you to sample a handful of courses from the full game, including the prestigious Silverstone circuit.

Assuming that you reside in a participating region, you’ll be able to use the demo to channel your inner Lewis Hamilton and compete for a place among the Nissan racing elite. The contest’s set to run until 28th July, while the demo itself will be available until 31st August. We're genuinely impressed that our Rory managed to keep his tyres on the track, but we don’t fancy his chances against Sebastian Vettel and company. Still, it’s the taking part that counts. Have you had a chance to check out the demo yet? Let us know in the comments section below.

Autumn Ring Gameplay

Autumn Ring Replay

Grand Valley Speedway Gameplay

Grand Valley Speedway Replay