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Ford Wants Nothing To Do With This Hideous Coachbuilt Mustang GT

A Polish coachbuilding company butchered this Mustang GT, tried to suggest Ford is involved, then got put in their place.

What you’re looking at here used to be a Ford Mustang, but as you can see from the photos it’s almost completely unrecognizable. It’s a coachbuilding project from KHM Motor Poland, a company that specializes in building modern reinterpretations of famous Polish cars from the past. Based on a 2016 Ford Mustang GT, the project is a tribute to the FSO Warsaw M20, which was based on the Soviet-made Gaz M20 Pobeda, Poland’s first mass-produced car in the 1950s. No, we’re not sure why the company decided to use an American Mustang as a donor car either.

Regardless, the project is called the Warszawa M20 GT, which KHM describes as being “modern and elegant.” The goal was to capture the essence of the original Warszawa M20 while “not forgetting about the latest trends.” The Mustang wasn’t the only American muscle car used for the project either, as the company says it also borrows some Chevrolet Camaro components. The LED taillights are sourced from a Mercedes-AMG GT, making for an unusual combination.

While the exterior will surely divide opinion, the interior has been given a more tasteful upgrade with extensive use of leather and a larger touchscreen in the center console. Under the hood, the Warszawa M20 GT is powered by the Mustang’s 5.0-liter V8 that produces 420 hp. It’s safe to say it’s a substantial upgrade over the original M20’s 50-hp 2.1-liter inline-four.

Unsurprisingly, Ford doesn’t have any affiliation with the project, but KHM Motor falsely claimed that components would be delivered by Ford on its official website. This prompted the Blue Oval automaker to issue a statement posted on Autogaleria confirming it has no involvement with the company.

“In connection with the information appearing in the media on the alleged cooperation between KHM Motor Poland and Ford of Europe in the implementation of the Warsaw M20 GT project, we would like to inform you that no contract has been signed regarding any Ford cooperation with the said company. The use of the Ford logotype on the KHM Motor Poland website with information on such cooperation is groundless and unlawful.” Since the statement, the false information was removed from KHM Motor’s website.

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