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  • Coming Soon - Mk8 Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost ST Line Performance Exhausts

    Mk8-Ford-Fiesta-EcoBoost-CobraExhaustsThe all new Mk8 Ford Fiesta ST-Line 1.0 EcoBoost 100PS is currently in at the Cobra Sport research and development facility in Sheffield. The new EcoBoost shares many similarities with the Mk7 Fiesta but has a more refined feel with a luxurious interior and a brilliant new chassis which perfectly compliments the strong EcoBoost engine.

    Fitted with the efficient but sporty 1.0 turbo engine, the Mk8 ST-Line Fiesta is sure to be a big hit with a range of buyers looking for low cost motoring with a sporty edge covering all driving situations with ease.

     

    The Cobra Sport performance exhaust systems for the Mk7 EcoBoost proved to be a big hit with customers looking to improve the sound and driving experience of the Fiesta with many of our tuning partners offering re-maps in conjunction with the Cobra Sport exhaust systems. The new Mk8 Cobra Sport exhausts have been manufactured utilising 2.5" mandrel bent stainless steel pipework and feature superior TIG welding techniques for incredibly strong clean welds. The new Cobra Exhausts will be sold in cat back configuration with the option to swap the standard catalyst to a high flow sports cat or de-cat front pipe for the full turbo back performance exhaust upgrade.

    Sign up to our mailing list or keep an eye on our social media channels in the coming weeks for further information including sound clips and dyno proven performance testing.

  • Double points score in the BTCC at Rockingham

    The AmD with Cobra Exhausts team was able to secure a brace of points scoring finishes from the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at Rockingham.

     The team headed for the Northamptonshire circuit in confident mood having enjoyed strong results at the oval circuit in the past, with both Ollie Jackson and Sam Smelt optimistic about their chances.

     A solid performance in qualifying saw Tamworth-based Ollie put his Audi S3 19th on the grid for the opening race of the weekend, with a best lap just six-tenths of a second away from pole position.

    Just missing out on the points scoring positions in race one, Ollie showed the race pace of the Audi in race two with a fine drive in drying conditions after an earlier shower to cross the line in eleventh spot, just missing out on pole position through the reverse grid draw. 

    Once again showing the speed in the Audi in race three, Ollie fought his way as high as sixth despite running on the less favourable hard tyre and battled hard to keep the works Honda of Dan Cammish at bay before taking the flag in ninth spot for a second points finish of the weekend.

    Northampton based team-mate Sam showed strong pace throughout practice and qualifying to end up with a personal best of 16th on the grid but his hopes of opening his points scoring account were ended on lap one of the opening race when he was hit going through the Deene Hairpin and forced to retire. 

    At the back of the grid for race two as a result, Sam fought his way forwards to 23rd place but there would be further disappointment in race three when he was involved in contact that forced him into the pits to retire.

    Ollie Jackson, #43 AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3, said:

    “We could have enjoyed a better Saturday but I think the race pace was strong this weekend and it’s good to come away from Rockingham with two points finishes and a top ten. If anything, it’s a little disappointing that we didn’t manage to score in all three races.

    “In the final race on the hard tyre we were particularly strong but I didn’t quite have the legs to get ahead of Adam Morgan and then had to make sure I kept Dan’s Honda behind. It shows the progress we have made however to be battling for position with cars that have won races, and that are run by the works teams.

    “If this is the final time we come to Rockingham with the BTCC, I’m glad we’ve closed this chapter with a strong performance on track.”

    Sam Smelt, #21 AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3, said:

    “I finally managed to sort Saturday out this weekend with strong pace in practice and qualifying, which is the big positive for me to take away from Rockingham. I was quick throughout the day and even though I picked up my best result in qualifying, I felt there was more to come and was still a little bit disappointed not to be higher up the grid.

    “Unfortunately Sunday turned out to be a day to forget and the contact on the opening lap of race one really put me on the back foot. I did what I could to try and make up places in race two but then more contact in the final race forced me to retire again which was a sad way to end race day.

    “I’m going to put race day behind me and take the positives forwards to Knockhill where hopefully we can fight for some points.”

    Shaun Hollamby, AmD with Cobra Exhausts team principal, said:

    “I think it’s a mark of the progress we have made with the Audi that Ollie is coming away from the weekend disappointed that he didn’t get three points finishes as twelve months ago, we’d have been delighted with a top ten. The grid is so competitive this season and he really held his own on track against some of the top drivers with some really strong performances, and he battled hard to earn his results. 

    “This has been a strong weekend for Sam in terms of his pace and his performance on Saturday was very impressive. To get into the top ten in practice and then take his best result in qualifying showed his progress but he was let down by his start in race one which left him right in the middle of the trouble that kicked off. It’s a shame because I feel he could have scored this weekend but we are into the circuits he knows and I don’t think a points finish will be far away.”

  • Ford Fair 2018 at Silverstone

    Ford Fair LogoThe Cobra Team attended the massive Ford Fair show yesterday held at the Silverstone Circuit. The bright and hot day was filled with fast and exotic Fords for everyone to see which as expected attracted a lot of Ford car enthusiasts from all over the United Kingdom and Europe. Silverstone Circuit is the perfect venue for the show due to its size, it's well organised layout and of course the incredible racetrack offering track time to those brave enough to take on the Silverstone National Circuit.

    During the event we had three beautiful Fords on our stand showing off their head turning exhaust pitch for the public to witness and enjoy. All three cars where definitely crowd pleasers but, the car which took the spotlight was the Bright Blue Ford Focus RS Mk3 with the combination of its turbo enhanced 2.3 Litre engine and our Venom Cat-Back Exhaust with adjustable valve, it drew a lot of attention and could be heard from a distance during the live sound demonstrations.

    A slightly more subtle car but definitely not shy was the Ford Focus ST with a 2.0 Litre Turbo engine fitted with our De-Cat Non Resonated Turbo Back Exhaust. Although not as loud as its RS edition counterpart, the Cobra exhaust produces a pitch perfect tone under load whilst remain discrete when the rev counter is low.

    Lastly the smallest car of the group but not the quietest was the 1.6 Turbo Ford Fiesta ST 180 in a unique but stunning molten orange. The gorgeous tone and rumble coming from the Fiesta was courtesy of the Cobra Sport De-Cat Non Resonated Turbo Back exhaust; making fierce crackle and bangs that screamed for the attention it deserves.

  • Available Now - Subaru WRX STI 2014> Performance Exhausts

    Cobra Sport performance exhausts enhance the sound, looks and quality of your vehicle giving you the ultimate driving experience. Our sports exhausts range is fully guaranteed to give you assurance of the Cobra Sport manufacturing quality.

    We were keen to complete our exhaust range for the Subaru Impreza having built up an unrivalled reputation for manufacturing quality and performance with Subaru tuners within the UK and Worldwide. When the FE400 final edition model was announced we quickly sourced a vehicle to develop a group of exhaust systems to complete our expansive Subaru exhaust range which are now available in a number of configurations to cover all buyer needs and requirements.

     

    Improving and unleashing the trademark Subaru boxer engine sounds was high on the priority list during development along with improving the gas flows. The decision was made to base our development for the final Subaru WRX STI on large bore 3"/76.2mm pipework (a significant increase over standard) for increased gas flow opening up the opportunities for power gains for our worldwide tuning partners.

    Weight saving was also high on the priority list and we were able to save 4kg (15%) on the overall system weight for the non resonated turbo back exhaust with sports cat even with the much larger bore size of the Cobra Sport exhaust.

    The new Cobra Sport performance exhaust systems for the Subaru WRX STI offer the best of both worlds producing a deeper exhaust tone than standard which becomes highly aggressive and communicative when under full load completely overhauling the driving experience.

    Cobra Sport’s Sales Manager, Matt Thomas, explains "It's sad to see a final edition Subaru WRX STI having spent so many years developing and tuning these stunning vehicles. We're confident that we have done the WRX proud with our final product release for the Impreza range giving the car the trademark Cobra Sport sound upgrade to make the most of the unique raw sound of the boxer engine. The resonated turbo back exhaust with sports cat proved to be a popular upgrade during testing recording 97.1dB on the static 4,000 which is +16dB over the smaller bore standard exhaust system".

     

  • AmD with Cobra Exhausts secures Diamond Double points at Snetterton

    The AmD with Cobra Exhausts team was able to bring home a well-earned points finish in the special Diamond Double race as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season resumed at Snetterton.

    The team headed for the Norfolk circuit keen to challenge for points on the back of a solid test earlier in the month, with drivers Ollie Jackson and Sam Smelt both confident about their chances.

    Tamworth-based Ollie qualified in a solid 22nd place on the grid for the opening race of the weekend with a best time just 1.2secs away from pole, whilst he would then secure 19th on the grid for the extended Diamond Double race in a second qualifying session held later on Saturday afternoon.

    Wet weather arrived for Sunday morning and the opening race would end in disappointment for Ollie when he was caught up in an incident at the start that forced him to retire and left his Audi S3 at the back of the grid for race two.

    In changeable conditions, Ollie would again see his race ended early when he got caught out on the damp circuit and made contact with the Honda of Matt Neal, with the team being left to repair the damage to his car in time for the extended final race, which awarded double points.

    Fighting his way forwards into the points by the fifth lap, Ollie continued to make progress up the order and found himself in tenth place in the closing laps.

    Contact at the final corner would ultimately see him miss out on a well deserved top ten in a drag race to the line, with his Audi eventually classified in eleventh spot after rival Senna Proctor was penalised for the last lap contact.

    Northampton-based team-mate Sam qualified in 29th place on the grid for the opening race of the weekend, which saw him cross the line in 22nd spot in the challenging wet conditions.

    A 20th place finish followed in the second race of the weekend before the extended Diamond Double race saw Sam produce by far his best drive of the season.

    Showing quick and consistent pace from the moment the lights went out, Sam fought his way forwards into the points scoring positions for the first time before taking the flag in 18th spot – just missing out on opening his BTCC account.

    Ollie Jackson, #48 AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3, said:
    “It’s been a really mixed weekend and races one and two are probably best forgotten. There was nothing I could do in the first race with the incident off the line and then in race two, I hold my hands up that I got caught out by the conditions and apologised to Matt for the contact.

    “The team did a mega job to get the car out for the final race and even though we didn’t have time to get the set-up right for the conditions, the car felt great. We showed really good pace from the start and it’s a shame that we missed out on a top ten finish because of contact on the final lap.

    “Overall, it’s been a tough day for us but to come away from the Diamond Double race with such a strong showing is good consolation at the end of it.”

    Sam Smelt, #23 AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3, said:
    “I’m happy that I’ve ended the weekend with a strong showing in the Diamond Double race but at the same time, I’m gutted to come so close to the points and then miss out. One small mistake cost me a load of places but I have to just live and learn from it.

    “After a difficult race one, we showed good pace as race two went on and throughout the final race we were consistently strong which is a big positive for me. The longer race really suited me and hopefully I can build on my performance in that one in the races that are to come.”

    Shaun Hollamby, AmD with Cobra Exhausts team principal, said:
    “It’s been a tough day for the Audis but it was great to see both Ollie and Sam put on such a strong showing in the final race of the weekend. Ollie was unfortunate in the first two races but the way he fought back in race three was really good and he should have been able to celebrate a top ten finish.

    “For Sam, the final race was also really good and the longer race really suited him. His lap times were consistent throughout and it was unfortunate that he wasn’t able to break into the points because his performance certainly deserved some.”

     

  • VAG Tuner Live 2018 at Donington Park

    VAGTunerLive_LogoCobra Sport attended the popular VAG Tuner Live Car Show at Donington Park on the 8th of July.  VAG Tuner Live has built a reputation as the UK's top performance event for VAG vehicles, displaying over 1000 high performance cars filling out every corner of the Donington paddock making it a fantastic day out for anyone to enjoy.

    On the Cobra Sport stand were a trio of high performance Audi & VW vehicles all fitted with Cobra Exhausts. We had a beautiful VW Golf R MK7 fitted with our non resonated cat back performance exhaust alongside a unique R400 bodykit. Also on the stand we had a stunning grey VW Golf GTi MK7  fitted with our hugely popular non resonated cat back exhaust and finished with smart Ceramic Black tailpipes. Lastly the eye catching white Audi S3 on the stand turned some heads, especially with the de-cat turbo back Cobra Sport making a fierce noise during the sound demonstrations.

    Alongside the cars on the stand we proudly displayed one of the two current mathcing AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 BTCC cars in our pit garage area. The Audi competes in the British Touring Car Championship at the highest level of UK motorsport and was by far the fastest car on track. Racing driver Ollie Jackson provided thrilling BTCC passenger rides to our competition winners and VIP's in an experience unrivalled at the show. The VAG Tuner show is unique with open pit track sessions throughout the day allowing visitors to the show to take a close look at the motorsport engineering close up in the pits but also see the BTCC car in action on the undulating Donington Park national circuit.

    Cobra Sport Sales Executive Nathaniel Shaw commented, “It has been great to be part of the Cobra Team on an eventful and action-packed day at VAG Tuner 2018. The show has been a great success and it was great to be able to speak to so many prospective and current Cobra Sport exhaust owners”.

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