After more than a century of automobile design, it's understandable that a few of those ideas were less than genius. In fact, some were quite profoundly retarded.
#5. The Flying Car Was Too Heavy to Fly
People have long been dreaming of the day when flying cars would become a reality and make traffic accidents 100 percent more fatal. Enter the AVE Mizar:
This masterpiece of engineering was exactly what it appears to be: a Ford Pinto attached to the back half of a Cessna Skymaster. Trouble is, the maximum load for a Cessna Skymaster is less than the weight of a Ford Pinto with no passengers and an empty fuel tank. Predictably, the car completely detached from the right wing midflight, monumentally succeeding at the second part of the dream we mentioned above.
This image, which seems to be a webcam still from the exact second a gravitational singularity formed behind a smug young Asian man's face, is actually from a "video tech demo for facial substitution." And if you think that sounds like politically correct jargon for "robots ripping your face off," then, holy shit, we wish you were right. Because this is way more existentially disturbing: