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If you had visited DC Design’s pavilion at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, you might have caught a glimpse of the world’s cheapest car, the Nano there. However, it was no ordinary one, rather a one off piece with cutting edge technology and interior features. DC Design’s tinkering with the model converted it to a power hungry monster from just a diminutive city car. Under the hood, the 600cc engine was replaced by a liquid cooled, 1600cc engine derived from the Suzuki Hayabusa. It also boasts of features like a drive-by-wire system generally used in aeroplanes. On the inside, the car gets a complete touch screen infotainment system.
DC Design primarily built this Nano for the sake of publicity and brand building. Now that the 2012 Auto Expo is over, we were wondering what might have happened to this Nano. Now it looks like we have got an answer! This one off Nano was bought by an Indian company based in England. Mr. Dilip Chhabria also commented that the Indian firm which bought the Nano was probably a component supplier for the Nano as well. Though, he refused to divulge the final price at which the Nano was bought by the company, he added that since it was a one-off piece, the price was more than a crore.
Though not road legal, the firm might be using that car just for publicity and brand image. Tata Motors’ jewellery business firm, GoldPlus Jewellery had also showcased a complete gold studded Nano with an estimated price of Rs. 22 crores in September 2011. This car was not on sale though and was just a showcase piece.
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Source – TheHinduBusinessLine