AUTOS: The 1961 Models

What kind of car will the U.S. buyer be getting in 1961? It will be lower, more powerful and more gadget-packed, predicted Paul Richard, automotive development manager for E. I. du Pont de Nemours last week, but not any heavier or longer. Engines, says Richard, will be stepped up from the present average of 227 h.p. to 280 h.p., "and some cars will offer in the vicinity of 465 h.p."

Cars which now average 3,450 lbs. will use more lightweight aluminum and magnesium, will thus get no heavier. The car weight per horsepower,...

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