This is a glass-topped coffee table that’s been built around an original Ferrari 360 Modena V8, an engine that would have been capable of 400 bhp back when it was fitted to the car.
Engine-based coffee tables are nothing new of course, we’ve featured plenty of them here on Silodrome over the years, but there’s something a little special about any Ferrari-based piece of furniture.
The Ferrari 360 Modena was released in 1999, it was an incredibly important design for the Italian automaker as it would be the car that launched them into the new millennium.
An all new aluminum space-frame chassis was developed in collaboration with Alcoa, a significant upgrade over the steel chassis used in its predecessor, the Ferrari F355.
The 360 Modena was powered by a similarly new and similarly aluminum engine, it was a 90º V8 with a displacement of 3.6 liters, a flat-plane crankshaft, double overhead cams per bank, five valves per cylinder, titanium connecting rods, and Bosch Motronic ME7.3 electronic injection.
Ferrari reported the power output at 400 bhp at 8,500 rpm with 275 lb ft of torque at 4,750 rpm. Power was sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed transmission and buyers could choose between a classic gated-manual or an F1-style paddle shift semi-automatic.
This engine coffee table features the 360 Modena V8 and the centerpiece, the engine consists of the original block, heads, intake, and a set of decorative exhaust manifolds.
The coffee table has four polished stainless steel legs and a glass top that measures in at 140cm by 140cm. It’s signed by Gervadino Design, the company that made it.
It’s now due to roll across the auction block with Bonhams in Paris on the 2nd of February with a price guide of €19,000 – €25,000, which works out to approximately $20,400 – $26,800 USD.
If you’d like to read more about it or register to bid you can visit the listing here.
Above Video: This is the original MotorWeek review of the 360 Modena, amazingly the car is now almost 25 years old – making it almost vintage.
Images courtesy of Bonhams
Articles that Ben has written have been covered on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more.
Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.