MTM, a tuner known for working with Audi products, has turned its attention to the Audi-powered Spyker brand. They have modified the Spyker C8 Double 12 S to produce 500hp.

When MTM took on the project of the Spyker C8 Double 12 S they wanted something "breathtaking," an "uncompromised experience in high performance motoring." The result could very well be described as such. Spyker is known for its C8 Spyder models which have spawned the glasstop C8 Laviolette and the C8 Double 12 R.

The normal C8 Double 12 S is the road-going version of the Double 12 R which is a 24 Hour Le Mans race car. In its road-going mode it can either produce 400PS (294kW) or an optional 600PS (441kW) from a 4.2-litre V8 Audi engine. The car has a top speed of either 300km/h (186mph) or 345km/h (214mph) matched to either power figure. The MTM version has gone from the standard 400hp (294kW) and now makes 500hp (368kW) through the addition of a supercharger at the cost of 40,000 euros.

The Spyker C8 Double 12 S has a glass roof like the Laviolette, a longer wheelbase than the C8 Spyder, a bigger fuel tank - 100 litres instead of 75 litres - and is overall quite a rare animal. But MTM has made it even rarer. Only 14 units were produced at the Spyker factory and only four of those have been modified by MTM.