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To build the cheapest, simplest car in the world, Indian automaker Tata is turning to the makers of the fastest, most complicated supercar on the road. Makes sense, right? More so than you might think.

Caparo, it was recently announced, has been contracted to supply body structures for the new Tata Nano. But the materials specialist firm that makes the T1 supercar is sourced by a number of low-cost vehicle manufacturers in India, including Ashok Leyland trucks, Eicher Motors, JCB and John Deere tractors, Hero Honda motorcycles and Suzuki Maruti. Caparo will focus on quality control at its new plant in Singur, India, from which it will supply its neighbor Tata with inner structural assemblies for the Nano.

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