TT Circuit, Assen 30 October 2022; As soon as autumn comes, you know the motorsport/car-event season is nearly over. But before going into winter sleep, there was time for the Supercar Madness. Nine thousand car enthusiasts found their way to the MotoGP circuit in Assen! As the name suggests, an event dedicated to supercars and is an addition to the V-MAX racing Management races (Supercar Challenge, BMW M2 cup). Next to the several races, quarter-mile sprints, and paddock with supercars, the weather gods blessed the weekend with a lot of sun and temperatures up to twenty degrees.
The 402 organization selected the best to delight the car enthusiast’s senses with some unique cars! Like a blue TechArt GTstreet R., A blue what? Well, TechArt is a german tuner based in Leonberg. They specialize in customizing Porsche models. The Porsche 911 has been around for nearly five decades. TechArt was founded in 1987, and for its 35th anniversary, Techart designed this GTstreet R, limited to only 87 pieces. This car is also known as the Techart from Dutch DJ La Fuente! The car was on sale early this year, and the current owner just collected the car a week before supercar Madness. He is already enjoying it (on and off the track)!
Another eye-catcher on the paddock was a 2022 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Jailbreak! This Indigo Blue Hellcat has a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 engine that produces 807 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. This car appeared for the first time during the Milano Monza Motor Show last summer, and it seems to be the only one so far in Europe. This beauty for sure fits the bill of a true American supercar!
Lamborghini Club Netherlands had a reserved spot for its members to display their cars on the paddock for the car enthusiast with an Italian taste.
For the ones in need of an adrenaline kick, two Hot Lap sessions were available. Here, car owners could take their cars & skills on the asphalt to see how they do against the track timing system. These Hot laps sessions are not risk-free, as seen when a driver lost control in the Haar bocht (the first corner leaving the grid) and parked his Lamborghini in the wall. Thankfully the driver was ok, but the car received some cosmetic damage.
To keep the adrenaline level high, all car owners had the opportunity to participate in a drag race. The straight section in front of the grandstand was converted into a 1/8 mile (200 meters) track, and Burn Out king Leo Honders was at the start line to give the green light. No tree or timing system, just old skool street alike drag races. As it wasn’t an official race, there was no final run, but it didn’t go unnoticed that the TechArt and the Audi RS ABT were beating everybody else.
Rev Battle area was the place to be if you live life at the loudest. At the proud wheels booth, Gert-Jan Hennipman hosted and entertained the spectators. All types of cars participated in this battle to be the loudest, leaving the audience deaf for some seconds. The crowd’s favorites were a BMW M8 Competition, a Lamborghini, the McLaren Senna, and the Audi RS ABT.
Supercar Madness had a lot to offer to the petrol head with a taste for high-end cars. From the most exotic like a TechArt GTstreet R to an Lamborghini Diablo. The car show in combination with the races from the V-MAX series was the right combination to attracts nine thousand car enthusiasts to Assen for another Supercar Madness. Keep an eye on the 402 calendar for more supercar events.