World's cheapest car gets £2.8 million makeover
Now, the dubious tastes of the motoring elite have been applied to a rather more unlikely car. That's right, the Tata Nano, which hit headlines in 2008 for costing just £1,000, has been the recipient of a pimp-job costing an eye-watering £2.8million.
Built by the Tata company itself to celebrate Indian craftsmanship and the country's 5,000-year-old jewelry trade, the world's cheapest car has been decked out in 80kg of 22 carat gold, 15kg of silver and an undetermined number of precious gemstones.
30 craftsmen worked on the gaudy creation, which is now going to be put on display at sites across India.
Unfortunately, Tata neglected to modify any of the components of the car itself, so the bling Nano still only comes with one windscreen wiper, one wing mirror, no air conditioning, and a 33bhp 0.6-litre two-cylinder petrol engine.
And the only way to get to the boot is via the cabin, as part of the Nano's cost saving measures include there not being a hatch at the rear of the car.
Is this the ultimate expression of bling, or another example of money not buying taste? Have your say below.