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  • Available Now - Mini F56 & F56 LCI PPF / Res Delete Exhausts (Coopers S and JCW)

    With its potent turbocharged engine and an engaging chassis, the latest Mini F56 LCI delivers a thrilling driving experience, all wrapped up in a stylish and solidly built package. However, there’s always room for a little improvement.

    As with all new models, the facelift F56 LCI Cooper S and JCW is fitted with a PPF (petrol particulate filter), which limits the potential of that fantastic 2.0-litre engine, leading to a muted and disappointing sound.

    Cobra Sport’s engineers have developed a solution in the form of their new PPF Delete. This high-quality, 3in (76.2mm) mandrel-bent pipe features TIG-welded hangers and removes a significant restriction in the exhaust system.  

    The main brief was to improve the sound and unleash the full potential of the engine. Following intensive development, Cobra Sport have delivered a product that truly awakens the sound of the Mini, while also improving gas flow.

    The exhaust now emits a deep and vibrant tone, especially evident under load, while under deceleration, there’s now an audible burble, accompanied by pops and bangs. This simple, but effective upgrade completely changes the character of the car, giving it a more sporty and thrilling sound with a 9% dB increase on the track test. The difference in sound is illustrated in the sound video on our product page - 

    A direct replacement for the OEM part, the Cobra Sport PPF Delete is the most cost-effective way to improve the sound of the stock facelift Cooper S and JCW. A simple ECU reflash will be required at the time of fitting to prevent engine warning lights illuminating. 

    A Centre Resonator Delete Pipe is also available for earlier, pre-PPF Mini F56 models, which delivers similar improvements, but without the need for an ECU reflash.

    Like all Cobra Sport exhausts, this product utilises precision TIG-welding techniques for exemplary fit and finish – a feature that sets Cobra Sport apart from other manufacturers.

    View full product information and sound clips on our product pages > Mini F56 LCI PPF / GPF Delete Performance Exhaust

     

  • AET Motorsport Clinch the 2019 Time Attack Championship

    Cobra Sport tuning partner and distributor AET Motorsport have secured the Time Attack Championship in explosive style at the East Anglian Snetterton circuit in a final round decider.

    Fielding a MK7 Ford Fiesta ST with the superb EcoBoost engine and a full tuning suite of performance hardware and in house software, the Yorkshire firm certainly proved the worth of their VUDU products and Cobra Sport Exhausts, clinching the title in the first year of attempting.

    The Time Attack Championship has been the staple diet for Tuning companies worldwide to prove their platform for a number of years. With relaxed regulations allowing the development of cars to showcase companies’ products and services.

    AET Motorsport have a rich history in motorsport dating back to the early era of turbocharged Formula 1. This craft has now been applied to the UK’s thriving tuning market offering a wide range of performance hardware products from leading manufacturers and in-house remapping utilising a purpose-built controlled dyno cell.

    All three of the AET Motorsport Time Attack cars which have competed this season have been to Cobra Sport Exhausts in Sheffield for fitment of both direct fit and bespoke performance exhaust setups, giving the team a competitive edge.

    Company sales director, Nick Cook and sponsored driver, Ben Copson had the following to say.

    “Time Attack has been a tremendous achievement for the whole team at AET Motorsport and the championship organisers have made an outstanding platform to showcase our skill set. The support for the team over the championship period shows our audience shares a keen interest in what we have achieved. Finally, I would like to thank our loyal suppliers and sponsors this would not be possible without them.”

     

    AET Motorsport - Fiesta ST - Cobra ExhaustsBen Copston - AET - Cobra Exhaust

  • Available Now - Audi S3 (8V) Valved Performance Exhausts

    Audi S3 8V Valved Performance Exhaust by Cobra SportWith a potent 2.0 TFSI engine and sure-footed quattro all-wheel drive, the latest generation of Audi S3 is a premium package. For those looking to awaken the sound and unlock the performance of their vehicle, Cobra Sport has the solution.

    Precision TIG-welded from T304 stainless steel, this new valved system has been specially developed to integrate with the Audi Drive modes. The valves open or close depending on the mode selected – so you can keep sound levels in check or unleash the full potential of the engine.

    With valves open, the sound is amplified to deliver a thrilling, aggressive note (+13dB in Dynamic Mode) but without any unwanted drone. The gear change on S-tronic models is also enhanced with a more sporty tone.

    Audi S3 8V 3" Valved Sports Exhaust by Cobra ExhaustsAvailable as a resonated and non-resonated (louder) cat back setup, this 3 inch system is the perfect accompaniment to any S3 (8V). For those looking to go further, Cobra Sport sports cat/de-cat front pipes may be specified to create a full turbo-back system. With a remap, considerable power gains are achievable.

    A range of 3.5in (90mm) tailpipes options are available, including highly polished inverted tips, Ceramic-coated Blackout tips (optional extra) and the latest Carbon Fibre tips (optional extra), which would provide the finishing touch to any S3.

    Like all Cobra Sport exhausts, this system utilises precision TIG-welding techniques for exemplary fit and finish – a feature that sets Cobra Sport apart from other manufacturers.

    With over 25 years in the performance exhaust industry, each Cobra Sport exhaust system is designed, manufactured and tested in Sheffield, the heart of the UK steel industry. Cobra Sport utilise TIG-welding techniques to ensure a flawless finish and quality that you can rely on.

    At a glance...

    • TIG-welded from T304 stainless steel
    • 3in (76.2mm) mandrel-bent pipework
    • Available as resonated or louder non-resonated cat back
    • +13dB in Dynamic Mode with valves open (non-resonated cat back)
    • Sports cat/de-cat front pipes available to make a full turbo-back system
    • Range of 3.5in (90mm) tailpipes including Ceramic-coated Blackout (+£180) and Carbon Fibre (+ £280) options.

     

    View further information on products page > Audi S3 Valved Cobra Sport Performance Exhausts

  • Lomax Secures British Rallycross Championship at Season Finale

    Craig Lomax and his Cobra Sport sponsored XtremeRX team headed to their home event at Croft for the British rallycross Championship season finale knowing that to secure his second Super 1600 title he would have to be consistent and push as hard as possible.

    The Saturday of the double header started in dreadful conditions, which played to the Cobra backed drivers strengths as the treacherous track conditions allowed him to take advantage of his lighter and nimbler Super 1600 Citroen.

    He put in strong qualifying races and secured fourth place on the grid for the final just behind the pole sitter. He managed to hold off tough challenges to take the flag in third position and in doing so securing the Super 1600 championship by a margin of over 10 points in the process.

    The second day couldn’t have been more different as the torrential weather was replaced by bright and dry conditions. For the second successive day Lomax put in another consistent performance against some of the higher powered Supernational cars and lined up for the final in forth place, a position he would retain for the whole race. This strong finish meant that he also managed to secure third place in the Supernational class which includes many higher powered vehicles.

    Craig Lomax, #24:

    "What an incredible way to round out a challenging season! A first in the Super 1600 was our goal for this year, but to nab third spot in the supernational class at the same time is a real bonus.

    "I cannot express my thanks to all my sponsors for supporting us all year. I especially can't thank the team enough, without them the car wouldn’t have made it to the grid half the time. I think I owe them all a beer or two!"

  • Sheffield Business Awards - Cobra Sport Exhausts UK’s Rachel Abbott shortlisted for prestigious business award

    Cobra Sport Exhausts UK’s managing director, Rachel Abbott, has been shortlisted for the prestigious, Sheffield Business Person of the Year Award. Hosted by the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, this coveted award focuses on outstanding achievements from local business leaders.

    Since forming Cobra Sport Exhausts with brother Pete in 2004 to continue a long family history in the trade, Rachel has been instrumental in driving the business forward to become one of the UK’s leading stainless steel performance exhaust manufacturers. With a global network of dealers, high-profile motorsport sponsorship, joint team ownership in the British Touring Car Championship, and a focus on new product development, the Cobra Sport brand has gone from strength to strength.

    As well as heading up the management team at Cobra Sport, Rachel is a leading figure in the Sheffield business community and in 2017 became Chairman of the Freemen’s Committee, of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire.

    We’d like to congratulate Rachel on reaching the shortlist for Sheffield Business Person of the Year 2019, and wish her the best of luck when the winners are announced at the prestigious Awards Ceremony on 5th December.

  • Triple BTCC title success for Cobra Sport AmD Racing!

    The Cobra Sport AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing team enjoyed a stunning end to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season as it successfully wrapped up no fewer than three titles during the final rounds of the year.

    The team went into the weekend chasing both Independent class titles and also in the lead of the Jack Sears Trophy, with drivers Rory Butcher and Mike Bushell keen to make most of the pace of the FK2 Honda Civic Type R around the full Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

    Fife racer Rory qualified in a solid fifth place in tricky conditions in qualifying as the best placed front wheel drive car in the session, and a strong start to the opening race saw him move up into third spot by the end of lap two ahead of title hopeful Andrew Jordan.

    After an early safety car period, and with rain starting to fall, Rory fought his way ahead of Ash Sutton and Colin Turkington to hit the front and would lead until the 16th lap when a charging Dan Cammish found a way through.

    Running in a comfortable second, Rory only missed out on a podium on the final lap when Matt Neal and Tom Chilton managed to get ahead, having gambled on a switch to wet tyres behind the safety car.

    With Josh Cook retiring from the race, second amongst the Independent class racers saw Rory close right in on his rival in the race for the title.

    A tough opening lap in race two saw Rory forced to take avoiding action when two cars clashed ahead, which dropped him down the order to run outside the top ten. However, he fought back well to take the flag in ninth spot, bringing the gap to Cook down to a single point going into race three.

    It was a result that also wrapped up the Jack Sears Trophy title after his only rival Tom Oliphant retired.

    Aware that the final race of the weekend was a case of ‘winner takes all’ in terms of the Independent title, Rory found himself running in fourth at the end of the opening lap and then battled up into the podium places with Cook on his tail.

    Knowing that he had to keep the newer FK8 Civic at bay, Rory produced one of his best drives of the season to secure the position and wrap up his second title of the weekend.

    On his third outing in the car, Mike put the sister Honda ninth on the grid for the opening race with a solid performance in qualifying, although he would slip back to eleventh in the opening laps.

    The former Clio Cup UK champion then started to make his way forwards however, and had climbed into the top ten before the safety car period to allow the similar Honda of Matt Simpson to be recovered from the gravel at Paddock Hill.

    Continuing to make good progress, Mike climbed up to fourth going into the final lap although, like Rory, he would lose out to Neal and Chilton on the final lap to end up in P6.

    A strong start to race two saw Mike jump up into fifth spot on the opening lap, but his hopes of trying to push towards the podium were ended by a drive through penalty for being slightly out of position at the start.

    Dropping to the back of the field, he raced well to come through to 18th at the finish, and then came close to a points finish in race three with 16th in the season finale.

    The combined efforts of the two drivers ensured that Cobra Sport AmD with AutoAid RCIB Insurance Racing successfully wrapped up the Independent Teams’ Championship.

    Shaun Hollamby, Cobra Sport AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing team principal, said:

    “We had three trophies we were aiming for at the start of the season and to have won them all is absolutely fantastic. I’m delighted for the whole team because we have worked so hard and it has a been a massive team effort.

    “We made some big improvements over the winter and the support of Cobra, AutoAid, RCIB and GardX has been key as their investment in us allowed us to strengthen and move forwards. We were able to get the right calibre of driver in as success like this doesn’t happen if you don’t have the right drivers. Huge thanks have to go to Rory, Sam [Tordoff] and Mike for their efforts.

    “Rory was fantastic all year and the final race was his best of the season to hold off Josh like he did. Mike also did well again stepping in for Sam, who played a massive part in what we have achieved this year and who I know is happy at our success.

    “Now it’s time for a few beers!”

    Rory Butcher, #6 Cobra Sport AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing Honda Civic Type R, said:

    “I think being the chaser for the Independent title was the best thing for me coming into the weekend, as every race I just pushed hard to get as much as I could from it. I knew in race three that Josh would drive his socks off in the early laps to get to me and I had to drive at 100 per cent from the start. That was the hardest I’ve driven the car all year – it was to the maximum.

    “To come away from the weekend with the Independent title and the Jack Sears Trophy for me personally, and to finish in the top five overall, is absolutely fantastic and I think it will take some time to sink in. It’s hard to believe what we have achieved.

    “For the team to also win the Independent Teams’ title and finish third overall is brilliant, and you can see in the eyes of the guys in the team just how much it means to them. I’m so pleased to be part of this team and to have had this opportunity, and I’m also happy for all of my sponsors and for the team sponsors who have made it possible.”

    Mike Bushell, #21 Cobra Sport AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing Honda Civic Type R, said

    “I put in so much effort alongside Rory this season and I’m not ashamed to say I cried when he was getting his trophies. For us to have led the overall championship at one stage, and to win the Independent title has been a phenomenal effort.

    “Personally, I’m a bit annoyed with myself for being an inch over the line ahead of race two as I was comfortable in fifth place before the drive through penalty, and that really ended the weekend for me as race three was a case of just bringing the car home in one piece.

    “I’ve enjoyed doing these final three rounds and it was nice to hear David Addison comment on TV that it was a case of what might have been if I’d been in the car for a full season. It shows that people have taken notice of how I’ve performed, and it’s been nice to have a chance to get out on track in a top level car and race with the big names towards the front.”

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