Forget about the Edsel being a flop. In 1957, Ford introduced a car that was not only a flop, it became the relentless butt of jokes.
This car had two front ends. One faced one direction and the other faced the opposite direction.
Both front ends had steering wheels, a full set of controls, as well as brake and gas pedals.
The idea, apparently, was that if the driver wanted to change directions fast, all they had to do was hop into the
front seat and take off.
Ford decided there was no need for two engines. One would suffice and also hold down costs.
Possibly the car was built for
schizophrenics, who had trouble deciding which way to go. However, most Americans just walked away out the door after checking out the Ford with two front ends.