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  • Fueltopia / Formula G Championship - June update

    At the midpoint of the 2017 Fueltopia Barrel Sprint and Formula G championships, the Cobra Sport sponsored Subaru Impreza driven by Jonathan Buck sits just behind the leaders in the ultra competitive championship. After turbo damage in the first round, Jonathan has been picking up big points throughout the subsequent rounds catching up with the leaders with three events remaining. The Scooby Clinic Racing Subaru Impreza is fitted with a full Cobra Sport turbo back performance exhaust system which was installed earlier this year as part of the race modifications in preparation for this season's events.

    Fueltopia Formula G Championship - Jonathan Buck

    Reflecting on an eventful championship so far, Jonathan remains positive for the of the season along with his chances of making it to the Gymkhana Grid World Finals in South Africa later this year.

    "After catastrophic turbo failure at the first round of Fueltopia barrel sprint meaning missing Round of Formula G also it seemed it 2017 was  going to be an uphill struggle to do well in both championships, however making changes to the turbo set up made the Car perform even better and results so far have been great meaning I'm currently sitting 3rd in both championships, with news of Gymkhana Grid world finals in November now confirmed to be held at Carnival city, South Africa, as well as pushing to win FBS & FG championships a lot of focus will go to making sure I qualify for Grid, but with some top competition I will have to be on my A game to secure one of the spots"

    The next events are held at the Rockingham Raceway over the weekend of the 29th and 30th July. Over the weekend, Rockingham will host round 3 of the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint and round 4 of the Formula G championship.

    The car also appeared in the display area at the Coventry Motofest earlier this month where the Formula G entrants put on a display for fans as part of the live action drift show.

  • PAAA Performance Tuning Event 2017 - Brands Hatch

    PAAA Performance Tuning EventCobra Sport attended the inaugural PAAA Performance Tuning Event at Brands Hatch yesterday alongside the Tunerfest South and third round of the UK Time Attack events. The Cobra Sport events trailer impressed alongside the core of the PAAA members present at the event, showcasing our latest products amongst the tuning industries finest companies.

    Taking pride of place on the stand we had the AmDTuning with Cobra Exhausts British Touring Car driven by Ollie Jackson having recently been repaired after the hugely successful BTCC event at Croft earlier this month. The other AmDTuning with Cobra Exhausts S3 driven by Ant Whorton-Eales is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment works after severe damage to the chassis during the same event at croft.

    Sitting alongside the BTCC car we had a stunning Audi S3 Saloon fitted with a Cobra Sport resonated cat back exhaust providing a pitch perfect highly tuned sound track to the PAAA show area during the hourly exhaust sound demonstrations. The Cobra Sport performance exhaust system fitted to the road going Audi boasts the same exhaust technology proven on the track by the BTCC car for which a custom performance exhaust system was built at our Sheffield HQ earlier this year in preparation for the 2017 British Touring Car Championship season.

    The next event in the busy summer show calendar is the VAG Tuner Show at Donington Park on Sunday 16th July.

  • Season's best and pole position in the British Touring Car Championship at Croft

    Ollie Jackson AmDTuning Cobra Exhausts Pole Croft BTCC 2017The AmDTuning.com with Cobra Exhausts team enjoyed its best weekend of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship so far with four points finishes - including two top tens and pole position at Croft.

     The West Thurrock-based team made the long trip to North Yorkshire keen to build on the impressive pace shown by its Audi S3 last time out at Oulton Park, with Ollie Jackson and Ant Whorton-Eales both picking up seasons best results during the weekend.

    BTCC Ollie Jackson Croft 2017Ollie qualified 21st on the grid for race one following a qualifying session that had to be abandoned following a multi-car accident at Barcroft, with the Tamworth-based driver amongst those to have spun off on oil dropped on the track.

    A strong drive in the opening race saw Ollie work his way forward into the points, with the Audi battling into the top ten until a move from the Subaru of Jason Plato at the final corner saw him slip back to eleventh at the flag. A post-race penalty for gaining an unfair advantage demoted Ollie back to 13th spot, which is where he would then start the second race of the weekend. Undeterred, another strong drive saw him bring his car home in ninth spot for his best result of the season so far, and a first top ten for the team.

    Ollie Jackson BTCC Cobra Exhausts Pole PositionThe reverse grid draw then put Ollie on pole for race three, and he maintained his position out front through the opening lap before the Safety Car was deployed due to an incident further down the order.

    On the restart, Ollie’s hopes of maintaining his lead were ended at Sunny In when a hit in the rear from the Ford of Mat Jackson saw him run off track and drop down the order.

    The end result was a tenth place finish, although the results from the weekend still allowed Ollie to break into the top 20 in the overall points, with two third place Independents finishes moving him up to eighth in the Indy standings.

    “I’m ecstatic with the results this weekend,” he said. “Things are coming together now and we have threatened to get these kind of results for a while; luck just hasn’t always been on our side.

    “The car was great all weekend and I’m delighted for the team. We’ve been on the pace and have picked up two top ten finishes on merit because we had a quick car, and not just because others have fallen off and given us the places.

    “It’s a shame that the incident in race three hit our chances of a stronger result there, and as things panned out, I feel we genuinely could have challenged for the podium – and certainly brought home a top five finish.

    “I’m not going to let it spoil our day, but having had our first opportunity to run with the front pack this weekend, I’m sure it won’t be our last.”

    Ant Whorton-Eales - BTCC Croft 2017Team-mate Ant qualified 26th having also been caught up in the qualifying drama and was unlucky to miss out on points in the opening race after a strong drive saw him come through the grid to 16th place.

     The Lichfield racer continued his forward progress in race two however, lapping quickly and consistently in an impressive performance that saw him finish in eleventh spot and best of the rookie drivers.

    More points looked assured for the reigning Clio Cup UK champion in the final race of the weekend as he ran well inside the points in the early stages, but contact from a number of his rivals would ultimately see his battle-scarred car just miss out on the top 15 positions.

    AWE Motorsport - Croft BTCC 2017 “I was really happy with where we were after the second race as we’d made good forward progress and came close to breaking into the top ten,” he said. “We’d made some changes ahead of the second race and the car was strong on the harder tyre, and I felt confident we could continue to push forwards in race three.

    “Unfortunately, I just got smashed out of the way by other people in race three which is annoying, but that is how it is sometimes in touring cars. We’ve certainly showed this weekend that we have the pace, and there is no reason why we couldn’t have joined Ollie in bringing home a top ten finish.

     “I don’t feel I’ve really been able to show my full potential so far this season as luck really hasn’t been on my side, but the pace we’ve shown here leaves me confident about the rest of the year as we are moving in the right direction.”

    Team manager Rob Tickner - overseeing the Audis with team boss Shaun Hollamby on duty with AmDTuning.com’s GT programme at Silverstone - was pleased with the results on track and said it left the team in a good position going into the summer break.

    “We’ve shown that we have good pace with the Audi already this season, and it’s good that we’ve been able to back it up with some good results this weekend,” he said. “It’s been our strongest showing with the Audi, and both Ollie and Ant have driven well to bring home some strong points.

    “It means we’ve taken a big step forwards in the Independents’ championship and while it is a bit frustrating that we missed out on what could have been a very good result in race three, we’ve shown that we can run with the top ten and it puts us in a good position for the rest of the season.”

    Everyone involved with the AmDTuning.com with Cobra Exhausts team sends their best wishes for a full recovery to Jeff Smith, Luke Davenport and Aron Taylor-Smith following Saturday's qualifying incident.

  • Performance Vauxhall Show 2017 - Santa Pod Raceway

    PVS Show Logo 2017The Cobra Sport events team headed to the Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire this weekend for the Performance Vauxhall Show which is the UK's largest Vauxhall show. The event featured non-stop Vauxhall action throughout the whole day including runs on the legendary Santa Pod drag strip along with thousands of the UK's best Vauxhall vehicles on display.

    On the Cobra Sport stand were a pair of Vauxhalls including the popular Vauxhall Astra J VXR featuring a Cobra Sport non resonated turbo back exhaust system with high flow Sports Catalyst which created a stunning soundtrack to the trade area during the hourly exhaust sound demonstrations. Equally impressive was the pitch perfect sound created by the Vauxhall Astra H VXR demonstration vehicle fitted with a non resonated turbo back exhaust system with De-Cat which continues to be a very popular system with our buyers and extensive dealer network.

    The Cobra Sport stand proved a popular attraction at the show and being in a prime position at the head of the retail area. As always, the stand was incredibly busy all day with show attendees taking the chance to listen to the display cars and view up close the expert manufacturing details which go in to making all Cobra Sport Exhausts. The clothing range proved to be popular with many visitors taking the opportunity to pick up Cobra Sport merchandise in preparation for the rest of the summer show season.

    The next show on the calendar in the new PAAA Performance Tuning Event which is to be held as part of the Tunerfest South and Time Attack event at Brands Hatch on Sunday 25th June.

  • Video Competition - Win £250 voucher + Free T-shirt & Merchandise!

    Receive a FREE Cobra Sport T-shirt and Merchandise Pack!

    Cobra Sport are inviting you to upload video clips of your Cobra Sport Exhausts to YouTube. We are looking for exterior and interior videos which show off the sound aesthetics of our performance exhausts.

    All video submissions that are used on our website will receive a Cobra Sport t-shirt and merchandise pack which includes air freshener, lanyard and vinyl graphics. In addition, the top clip submitted will be selected to receive a further £250 Cobra Sport voucher!

    Once your video is uploaded, please let us know by sending an email to nick@cobrasport.com with the title "Cobra Sport Video Upload”. Within in the email please include a link to your video, along with your postal address and t-shirt size.

    To be in the running for the top prize and for Cobra Sport to use your video, your videos should:

    - A clean Cobra Sport exhaust / tailpipes.
    - The YouTube video title should have the words “Cobra Sport Exhaust”. (e.g. Ford Focus ST225 Cobra Sport Exhaust).
    - Full details of the type and configuration of exhaust used in the video to be placed in the video description.
    - Please, Nothing that looks unsafe or illegal.

     

    Cobra Sport Gift PackVideos are best shot in a naturally well-lit locations away from built up areas. Please obey the rules of the road and do not show anything which may be deemed dangerous. To view examples of the sound clips we produce for our development cars please check out our YouTube channel.

     

    The closing date for upload entries is Friday 30th June 2017, we will then pick out and judge the videos uploaded.

  • Coming Soon - Multiple Makeovers for the 2.0 Mazda MX-5 (ND)

    Mazda MX-5 Dual Exit Cobra Sport ExhaustBuilding on an existing first class reputation in the Mazda MX-5 tuning market, Cobra Sport have applied their expertise to the latest MX-5 ND model. The Cobra Sport team have created a range of performance exhaust options to improve the looks, performance and sound of the 2 litre Mazda MX-5.

    The Cobra Sport exhausts for the MX-5 have been developed in a variety of configurations for those looking to upgrade the aesthetics of the Mazda MX-5. These options include a direct replacement exhaust with single tailpipe to one side along with dual and centre exit exhaust conversions. The new dual and centre exit exhaust systems have been designed to be fitted in conjunction with a supplied aftermarket lower rear panel creating a re-designed sportier look to the rear of the car. All of the Cobra Sport exhausts have been developed using 2.5" (63.5mm) mandrel bent T304 stainless steel pipework, advanced manufacturing techniques and superior TIG welding procedures produce a superlative finish.

    Mazda MX-5 (ND) Centre Exit Performance ExhaustIndependent power testing of the non resonated dual exit exhaust with second de-cat pipe revealed an impressive +7.4 lb-ft gain in torque with greatly improved power and torque curves in the lower rev range.

    Cobra Sport Sales Manager Matt Thomas commented "We're very excited about the release of our new exhaust range for the latest Mazda MX-5 having had extensive success with the previous MX-5 models. The unique ability to easily improve the looks and sound of the MX-5 with our Centre and Dual Exit exhaust has generated considerable interest from our worldwide tuning partners. As with all Cobra Sport exhausts, the new systems have been designed to improve the sound with increased volume whilst still having a perfectly balanced pitch and tone”.

    The Cobra Sport cat back exhausts can be matched with a second de-cat front pipe to create the most dynamic sound track and enable an increase in engine performance. Matched with the second de-cat option which still allows the vehicle to pass the MOT emissions test, the non resonated dual exit cat back system produces a beautifully pitch perfect sound throughout the rev range. Through innovative exhaust design, interior cabin sound levels have been carefully managed with the above system registering a maximum of 88dB whilst under full load.

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