This is maybe the strangest Mustang GT mod we’ve ever seen, and it comes straight out of Poland.
We have Motor1 to thank for unearthing this bizarre creation that started life as a regular 2016 Mustang GT. From there, Polish design house KHM Motor Poland took the car and made it into a tribute to the most historic car ever made in Poland: the FSO Warszawa M20.
Time for a little history lesson. The FSO Warszawa M20 was based on the GAZ M-20 Pobeda, a Soviet-era car that was big and heavy (like many designs of the early ‘50s), but also durable. Poland made over 250,000 examples of the M20, making it perhaps the most ubiquitous design from the era.
It was also the first mass-produced vehicle made in Poland after World War 2, and thus had a larger symbolic meaning for the country. It meant that Poland had regained its manufacturing abilities after having their entire country raised to the ground.
Enter KHM Motor Poland. They’re a design house and boutique carmaker that’s very much concerned with showcasing Poland’s automotive history. They’re also concerned with the future and are hard at work making an electric car, but in the meantime, they’ll make some interesting conversions to pay tribute to some of Poland’s most historic vehicles.
Mustang to Soviet-era town car seems like a bit of a stretch, but Poland is an interesting place.
On the outside, the car bears very little resemblance to the Mustang it started life as. Virtually all of it has been changed, from the grille to the headlights to the tail lights, which were apparently sourced from a Mercedes-AMG GT. The only thing that even seems remotely connected to the Mustang is the roof, but even the windows seem altered to fit KHM Motor Poland’s new design.
Even more shocking is the interior, which also bears very little resemblance to the Mustang. The dash and center console are entirely different, with an enormous touchscreen replacing many of the buttons and dials. Chrome accents line the vents, the new shifter, and the strangely raised parking brake, while a light tan leather lines every square inch of the interior.
KHM Motor calls it the Warszawa M20 GT.
When it was initially announced, KHM said they had Ford’s blessing, but as Motor1 reports that doesn’t appear to be the case. Ford issued a contract stating that “no contract has been signed regarding any Ford cooperation with the said company.” KHM had planned to make 10 of their M20 GTs per year, but that appears to be in doubt now.
Ford can be awfully litigious about their sports cars--just ask about their GT supercar.