But its not, at high speed we are in the high Reynolds number regime so drag is approximatly proportional to the square of speed.

At maximum speed assume aerodynamic drag is the dominant retarding force, then we have the work done by the engine when the car moves through a distance is:If the power output from the engine is doubled, then the maximum speed of the car:

A)is unchanged

B)increase by a factor of sqrt.(2)

C)is also doubled

D)increase by a factor of four

so the power required is the rate at which work is done so if the time to move through is :

Now we are told to (erroneously) assume that , so:

So doubling the power will support a maximum speed times what it was before.

CB