We already know that Tata Motors is interested in buying Jaguar and Land Rover, but it seems that they have their sights on something even more exotic as well. Word on the street is that Ratan Tata, the Indian businessman who is already making headlines, wants to buy himself a state in Ferrari.
Fiat and Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo has reportedly invited Ratan Tata to Italy where the two can discuss business propositions between the two, possibly exploring the design and luxury sector opportunities. What you may not know is that Tata already sits on the board for Fiat, so he has a foot in the door with Ferrari even before discussions begin. Fiat owns 85% of Ferrari.
“I have two passions in my life: cars and aircraft. I’ve always dreamed of being a fighter pilot and I confirm the desire to participate as a shareholder in Ferrari,” Tata said in an interview in Italy’s L’Espresso weekly.