LOL, Not the GUTLESS! haha
One of the few planes I have seen where 'slow flight dirty' is performed with full throttle and barely holds altitude. No no, the Cardinal both RG
or Fixed was a really cool airplane, it had the 210 wing with no wing struts and slimmed down fuselage. It could really move on an O-360-180 or 200 4-banger. Unfortunately it came out about the same time as the 182 so it's sales didn't do that well, but I think it is the perfect plane between the 172 and 182.
As far as balls out speed, a 210 is pretty sweet. Piper did make a variant of the Comanche with a flat 8 400hp engine that could really haul ass.
God was my copilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him...