After World War II, the tech genie emerged from its lamp to herald the most fruitful period of engine design car enthusiasts had ever enjoyed. Aston Martin and Jaguar introduced breakthrough DOHC straight-six engines. Ferrari launched its spectacular SOHC V-12. New high-compression V-8s armed Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Studebaker, and Chrysler with legitimate bragging rights. In England, Coventry Climax gave the lowly inline four-cylinder engine a stay of execution.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2020/01/22/coventry-climaxs-inline-four-evolved-water-pumper-to-racing-live-wire