08/12/2011 08:27 GMT | Updated 08/12/2011 08:42 GMT

Crushed Ferrari Turned Into A Coffee Table By French Designer (Pictures)

Always wanted a Ferrari but can't afford the $225,000 price tag? Well if you've got $15,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you might want to take a look at this crushed Ferrari coffee table number.

Created by Corsican designer Charly Molinelli in Los Angeles, it was put together at the very special request of a customer who wanted "something totally different".

Something totally different he got, with a written-off Ferrari (eventually) found by Molinelli, crushed into the appropriate shape then placed inside a glass box made out of recycled materials.

"It was hard to find a Ferrari that had been crashed hard enough for it to be completely written off," Molinelli told The Sun. "As you can imagine it does not happen every day. But with a lot of luck, we did find a garage which had one that we and the customer approved of. It was just right."

Perhaps Molinelli should get in touch with these unfortunate Japanese supercar owners - he should be able to fix up about four coffee tables, easy peasy.