More than 50,000 Dutch football supporters and motorsports fans lined the streets of Eindhoven on Sunday as Superleague Formula hit the street for the first time.
Bruce Jouanny climbed aboard the 750 horsepower, V-12 powered prototype for two demonstration runs at the Pole Position in Technology event staged at the home of Superleague Formual club, PSV Eindhoven.
The fans were thrilled with the noise and spectacle of the prototype machine. They also got the chance to see their club's colours aboard the PSV Eindhoven show car.
Jouanny entertained the crowd with a number of smoke-billowing burn-outs and concluded the day with a spectacular donut.
"The crowd had an amazing day – there was a brilliant collection of historic and state-of-the-art road cars and race cars doing demonstrations but the Superleague Formula prototype really stole the show," Superleague Formula President and CEO, Alex Andreu said.
"They really went crazy for it – with the amount of noise they were making, I thought we were at a football match. Bruce did a brilliant job in the car – I think he picked out the most enthusiastic fans to perform his burn-outs and donuts in front of.
"I don't know whether the clutch had such a great time, but the crowd certainly enjoyed it!
"If get this kind of reaction today – imagine what it is going to be like when we have a full field of V12 cars hitting the track.