TT Circuit, Assen The Netherlands 29th October 2023:402 Automotive closed its Dutch calendar with the traditional Supercar Madness car show, combined with the VRM final races for the Supercar Challenge, BMW M2, Mazda MX5, and Ford Fiesta Cup. Supercar Madness car show attracts several car enthusiasts as it is known for being an exhibition for Europe’s most extreme and rare supercars, Drag Racing, rev battles, a car display moment, and hot laps. The weather on Sunday was pretty good (dry and sunny), and the doors opened at nine o’clock in the morning.

Text Benjamin Wefer
Pictures Benjamin Wefer

The circuit was a supercar paradise, divided into two types of supercar (Paddock Porsche & Supercar Madness). The paddock itself (in front of the Pitboxes) was the designated area for Germany’s finest performance cars, from old timers to young timers to the newest model. One of the Eye catchers was this 1965 Porsche 356 C. Only 1689 were produced in 1965, making it a rare car (estimated value over 100,000 euros). Another eye-catcher was one of the first-generation Porsche 911s from 1971 or a 2023 Porsche 911 GTR-3.

The area in front of the VIP complex was for the remaining supercar brands. Several Nissan GTRs, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and Ferraris were the center of attention for the spectators. Also, the Proud Wheels stand was located here. Presenter Stephan de Jong entertained the public, chatted with several car owners, and provided the crowd with more information about the car. The car that attracted the most attention was the 2020 Koenigsegg Regera from Zach Garage. This One-of-a-kind blue carbon finish with diamonds in the lacquer and 24-carat gold lines Regera appeared in several car shows this year but maintains its wow effect every time you see it.

What’s a car event without some good old quarter-mile sprint? Therefore, the grandstand was the place to be! There were no tree lights this time, but the circuit grid girls gave the start signals. Several participants made it to the start line to show their opponent what their supercar was capable of. From all the entries, the Porsche Techart GTstreet RS & the Lamborghini Novitec Aventador SVJ were the cars to beat. They met each other in the final race. It was a side-by-side start, but in the end, the SVJ was no match voor the Techart GTStreet.

Besides the quarter-mile races, there were hot lap sessions. During these lap sessions, supercar owners could go on the track and test their driving skills. It was noticeable that the spectators enjoyed these sessions. After all, who wouldn’t enjoy seeing a Koenigsegg Regara, Lamborghini Novitec Aventador SVJ, or Ferrari pass by at maximum speed?

Supercar Madness had it all: drag racing, ultra-rare cars, hot lap sessions, races, and several stands where you could buy your needed merchandise.