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Daria Radionova posted images of the crystal covered car on InstagramDaria Radionova

A Russian woman has blinged up her car with hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of Swarovski crystals.

21-year-old business student, Daria Radionova, who owns a Mercedes CLS 350 worth £25,000, decided to make the luxury car really stand out in a crowd.

"I wanted to have something unique and do something special," she explained. "The people who did it came over from Russia and worked for 12 hours a day for two months on the car. I am really happy with it and I am looking forward to driving it around."

Radionova said that the crystal encrusted car attracts a lot of attention from passers by.

"It has only just been finished and everywhere I go people stop to have a look at it. It gets lots of attention from people walking by and in cars. Sometimes I think they might crash. Everyone is taking pictures of it. When I sell the car I will give the money to charity," she said.

Parked outside the Levin Hotel on Basil Street near Harrods, the stylish supercar won admiring looks from passers-by.

A manager of a nearby store commented: "We have seen a lot of unusual cars like Ferraris parked outside but I think this one has got the most attention. If you have the cash why not do it? It looks good and fun.'"

Daria, posted pictures of the supercar on Twitter, with the hashtags: '#crystal 'crystalcar #knightsbridge #harrods and im not an #arab guy (sic)'.