The PS3 Gran Turismo 6 demo is now available to download now and, as such, some of the racing action has already hit YouTube.

Much to our surprise, the demo includes the Nissan LEAF.

The LEAF is part of the warm-up action in the GT6 demo, meaning video gamers must drive the LEAF in the lead up to some of the actual time-trial events.  The LEAF joins the Nissan 370Z and Nissan GT-R as the only vehicles available in the demo release.

Interesting here is that the LEAF's electric whine is instantly recognizable and its handling appears to be relatively flat through the curves thanks to that lowly slung lithium-ion battery.

The demo marks the start of the fifth season of Sony's GT Academy competition, which gives gamers the chance to compete in real-life driving events.  This part of competition runs until July 28.

Here we present a handful of videos showing the Nissan LEAF in all of its GT6 glory.  The demo version is available until August 31.  The full-tilt version of GT6 rolls out after that.