• Sep 20th 2011 at 1:30PM
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  • A custom Tata Motors' 'Nano' car, is seen adorned in gold, silver and gemstone trimmings during its unveiling in Mumbai on September 19, 2011. The World's first Gold jewellery car, claimed by Tata, is made from 80 kilograms of 22 karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The Tata Motors 'Nano' car crafted in gold, silver and gem stones during its unveiling in Mumbai, India, Monday ,Sept. 19, 2011. This version of the compact car, which was launched two years ago as the world's cheapest car in its original form, is claimed to be first gold jewelry car and made from 80 kilograms of 22 karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
  • A custom Tata Motors' 'Nano' car, is seen adorned in gold, silver and gemstone trimmings during its unveiling in Mumbai on September 19, 2011. The World's first Gold jewellery car, claimed by Tata, is made from 80 kilograms of 22 karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A custom Tata Motors' 'Nano' car, is seen adorned in gold, silver and gemstone trimmings during its unveiling in Mumbai on September 19, 2011. The World's first Gold jewellery car, claimed by Tata, is made from 80 kilograms of 22 karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A custom Tata Motors' 'Nano' car, is seen adorned in gold, silver and gemstone trimmings during its unveiling in Mumbai on September 19, 2011. The World's first Gold jewellery car, claimed by Tata, is made from 80 kilograms of 22 karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata stands next to a custom Tata Motors' 'Nano' car, seen adorned in gold, silver and gemstone trimmings, during its unveiling in Mumbai on September 19, 2011. The World's first Gold jewellery car, claimed by Tata, is made from 80 kilograms of 22 karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A custom Tata Motors' 'Nano' car, is seen adorned in gold, silver and gemstone trimmings during its unveiling in Mumbai on September 19, 2011. The World's first Gold jewellery car, claimed by Tata, is made from 80 kilograms of 22 karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Group, stands next to a custom Tata Motors' 'Nano' car, seen adorned in gold, silver and gemstone trimmings, during its unveiling in Mumbai on September 19, 2011. The World's first Gold jewellery car, claimed by Tata, is made from 80 kilograms of 22 karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A worker removes a curtain on the Tata Motors 'Nano' car crafted in gold, silver and gem stones during its unveiling in Mumbai, India, Monday ,Sept. 19, 2011. This version of the compact car, which was launched two years ago as the world's cheapest car in its original form, is claimed to be first gold jewelry car and made from 80 kilograms of 22 karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
  • Journalists gather around the Tata Motors 'Nano' car which is crafted in gold, silver and gem stones during its unveiling in Mumbai, India, Monday ,Sept. 19, 2011. This version of the compact car, which was launched two years ago as the world's cheapest car in its original form, is claimed to be first gold jewelry car and made from 80 kilograms of 22 karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Tata is looking to play with both sides of the automotive pricing coin. On one side, it has the Nano, which is arguably the least expensive new automobile on the planet. In its native India, the Nano can be had from around $2,500, and it's been reported that an updated version would run around $7,000 if sold in North America. Now, however, there is now a special new version of the Nano which raises costs a bit. How does $4.6 million sound?

The Tata family has produced this gold and jewel encrusted Nano as a celebratory ode to their Gold Plus jewelry stores. While a $4.6 million showpiece seems a bit much, it's not everyday your company celebrates its 5,000th anniversary.

This Goldmember-mobile is covered in 176 pounds of 22 karat gold. Add in 33 pounds of silver and over 10,000 precious gems and stones, and you have the bling ride to end all bling ride discussions. Let's hope they upgraded the powertrain to cope with all that extra weight, eh? Get a closer look at this one-off $4.6 million Nano by clicking through our gallery.


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      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      And these are the guys that own Jaguar & Land Rover. *facepalm*
      Joshua Bolden
      • 3 Years Ago
      5,000 years? That is indeed an accomplishment worth celebrating. But they couldn't have created a special and limited edition Jag or Range Rover?
      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like a rich hoarder's art car. Pure awful. Apparently it's not mechanical failure that causes Nano fires. The cars themselves are using self-immolation to protest their very existence.
      mk4gti
      • 3 Years Ago
      now, that's classy!!!
      Myself
      • 3 Years Ago
      If it doesn't catch on fire, then it's not a real deal!
      Erik Tomlinson
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL, they're celebrating the 5000th anniversary of Indian jewelry, not the 5000th anniversary of Tata. They were founded in 1868, not nearly 3000 BC. And it's "every day".
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's so gaudy, it makes Mansory look like they have a legit sense of style.
      Andrew
      • 3 Years Ago
      So what happens when it catches fire, does it become an abstract art car?
      VVhistler
      • 3 Years Ago
      So did they put a clearcoat over all that?? Or did they just get crazy with some hot glue.
      Ario
      • 3 Years Ago
      this car was ugly before, and it is ugly now.
      throwback
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sometimes words are just are not enough. I am utterly speechless.
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      this is so ridiculous i don't even know what to say
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