Originally Posted by McRat
I've only flown Cessna 172's and 150's. They only go about 110mph. 200 is a HUGE jump from there. Most private planes don't go 200.
500mph in a Mustang takes about 3000HP, IIRC.
Well sure, but the cessna 170 or 150 series isn't what I would describe as a performance plane and wasn't supposed to be.
Lancair has been building 300 MPH + aircraft for over 20 years.
Even the Rutan EZ in the article was rated for up to 185 MPH stock (assuming I'm correct about the exact model he used)