Tata is working on a new car made from composites which has been styled by Marcello Gandini, the same person behind the iconic Lamborghini Miura and Countach.

Tata is working on a new car made from composites which has been styled by Marcello Gandini, the same person behind the iconic Lamborghini Miura and Countach.

It has been a while since we last talked about Indian automaker Tata but now we have some interesting news about a secret model which was originally planned to be unveiled next March in Geneva. However, Tata Motors changed their minds because the product has not been finalized and they don't want other automakers to steal ideas.

The vehicle in question has been designed by Marcello Gandini who is known for creating one of the most beautiful cars ever made, the Lamborghini Miura. He was also responsible for the Countach, Lancia Stratos, Citroën BX and the first-gen BMW 5-Series. This new Tata model is allegedly made from composite materials with polymers which would make it a lot cheaper than a carbon fiber car.

QuattroRuote reports the body needs just 25 molds and is 20 percent lighter than a steel body of the same size. Thanks to a high level of modularity, the architecture is compatible with additional body styles, such as a convertible and a crossover. Power would come from a rear-mounted 1.0-liter supercharged engine delivering 90 bhp (67 kW), the same engine which was planned for the Euro-spec model but the car never reached the old continent.

Miura and Countach designer Marcello Gandini uses his talent for a composite-made Tata model