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India's Tata unveils gold-adorned car

Special edition of Tata Nano is decorated with about 80kg of gold, 15kg of silver

India's Tata unveils gold-adorned car
Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Group, stands next to a custom Nano car (AFP/Getty Images)
India's Tata unveils gold-adorned car
A custom Tata Motors' Nano car, is seen adorned in gold, silver and gemstone trimmings during its unveiling in Mumbai on September 19, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
India's Tata unveils gold-adorned car
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/Getty Images)
India's Tata unveils gold-adorned car
In 2008, Tata Motors unveiled its 'People's Car', the 4-door Nano, which claimed to be the world's cheapest car with a dealer price of 100,000 rupees ($2,500) (AFP/Getty Images)
India's Tata unveils gold-adorned car
Tata Motors began selling its TS 1 lakh in March, 2009 (AFP/Getty Images)
India's Tata unveils gold-adorned car
This nickname is due to the Nano's price point, near 100,000 rupees (AFP/Getty Images)
India's Tata unveils gold-adorned car
A custom Tata Motors' 'Nano' car, is seen adorned in gold, silver and gemstone trimmings (AFP/Getty Images)
India's Tata unveils gold-adorned car
The original Tata Nano is an inexpensive, rear-engined, four-passenger city car built by the Indian company Tata Motors primarily for the Indian domestic market (AFP/Getty Images)