They say that you can't polish a... (ehem) but you can in fact turn the world's most inexpensive vehicle into a multi-million dollar spectacle.
Indian automaker, Tata recently unveiled The GoldPlus Nano, a shamelessly ornate version of the once popular micro-car, worth 4.6 million dollars. Unlike the original Nano, which goes for around 3000 bucks, the blinged out version sports 194 pounds of hand-crafted 22-karat gold, 33 pounds of silver and 10,000 precious and semi-precious stones.
Not sure if it comes with additional cup holders.
In an attempt to boost lagging sales of the Nano, the car's manufactures are taking this golden goose on a six month press tour around India. Starting in Mumbai, the car will be showcased in surrounding cities that are home to Tata factories.
I can't imagine the type of engine you would need to drive a car weighed down with so much gold.
More importantly, for the price of this peacock embellished chariot, one could instead opt for a fleet of gold (painted) Bugattis ~vK