Road & Track (USA)
BREAKTHROUGHS THAT DIDN’T
Advanced Vehicle Engineers (AVE) tried to make the Pinto fly. AVE’S Mizar was half Cessna Skymaster, half Ford compact car, and all kinds of deadly. In 1973, one of the two prototype Mizars fell to earth after a wing-strut failure, killing both of AVE’S founders. Nearly 50 years later, flying cars are still just around the corner.