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  • 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.

  • Impressive pace at Oulton Park in the British Touring Car Championship

    AmDTuning Cobra Exhausts BTCC Oulton Park 2017The AmDTuning.com with Cobra Exhausts team showed impressive pace as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship headed to Oulton Park for the fourth meeting of the year.

     Drivers Ollie Jackson and Ant Whorton-Eales both showcased the speed of the West Thurrock-based teams Audi S3, although misfortune for both drivers on race day meant the team came away from the weekend with just a single points finish to its name.

    Looking to score for the third time this season, Tamworth-based Ollie qualified little more than a second away from pole position in 22nd place but a fine opening lap in race one saw him move up seven positions into the points.

    Ollie Jackson Ant Whorton-Eales BTCC Oulton Park 2017Ollie would spend the entire race running inside the top 15, moving up a position three laps from home to secure 14th spot and two championship points.

     Hopes of a second points finish in race two were ended early on when Ollie was punted into a spin at Knickerbrook and dropped to the rear of the field. Undeterred however, Ollie would produce a series of storming laps that saw him regularly amongst the quickest drivers on track as he recovered to 26th place at the finish.

    The pace in the Audi was evident again in race three, with Ollie showing the speed to match the top six as he battled his way through to 18th spot.

    Ollie Jackson 48 BTCC Oulton Park 2017“This weekend I think the car has been the best it has ever been,” he said, “and it’s unfortunate that the results don’t reflect that. We’ve made a lot of progress and a gamble we took with the set-up of the car has really paid off.

    “I think we’ve taken a step forwards compared to some of the other Swindon-engined cars but this weekend, there are other cars that have been given a bit more boost that has perhaps masked the steps forward we’ve made.

     “It’s good that we got some more points on the board in the first race and clearly we could have had more in races two and three had it not been for the contact. However, to have been as quick as we were across the three races is extremely encouraging for the remainder of the season.”

    Ant Whorton-Eales BTCC Oulton Park 2017Team-mate Ant qualified inside the top 20 for the second meeting in succession in the sister car, but the Lichfield racer found himself in the wars on the opening lap of race one when contact from Senna Proctor’s Vauxhall saw him spin off at Island.

    Dropping to the back of the field, Ant recovered to 27th at the finish and then suffered more misfortune in race two when a puncture on lap one forced saw him drop off the lead lap having pitted for a replacement tyre.

    Restricted to 28th spot, Ant then pushed hard in race three to make up seven places to 21st; capping a weekend where the results didn’t reflect his pace on track.

    Whorton-Eales number 10 cap BTCC Oulton Park 2017“It’s been a frustrating weekend for me,” he said. “We’ve just had a lot of bad luck, and the incident in race one followed by the puncture in race two has prevented us from showing what we can do again.

    “Race three was all about making up whatever we places we could, but we deserved more than a 21st place finish this weekend. I feel I need a good result for both the team and also for myself in the Jack Sears Trophy, so hopefully our luck will turn soon.”

    Team manager Shaun Hollamby expressed delight at the pace shown by the Audi during the course of race day, even if he shared in his driver’s frustration that the speed on track hadn’t been matched in the results.

    Ollie Jackson BTCC Oulton Park 2017“There’s no doubting that this weekend we showed the pace that we have with the Audi, and in both race two and three, Ollie was right up there in the top six quickest drivers on track,” he said. “Unfortunately, Oulton Park is a circuit where track position is very much key and thanks to the driving of others, both Ollie and Ant found themselves out of position and unable to make the most of the speed we had. 

    “There are certainly positives to take away from the weekend, including a more improved performance in qualifying, and hopefully we can enjoy a more profitable weekend in terms of points next time out at Croft before the summer break.”

  • Cobra Sport Unleash the Potential of the Mercedes-AMG A 45

    Mercedes-AMG A45 Cobra Sport ExhaustThe latest vehicle to pass through the Cobra Sport exhaust development process is the stunning Mercedes-AMG A 45. Concentrating on the restrictive front end, Cobra Sport have created a high flow de-cat downpipe in 3.5” (88.9mm) pipework for optimum gas flow.

    Power testing with the Cobra Sport downpipe fitted revealed a +5bhp increase in power over standard, the downpipe has however been designed for fitment in conjunction with an engine remap. With the software applied, the development car returned a huge increase in power and torque completely changing the power dynamics of the car. Max power increased by a +60bhp to 425bhp. Torque increased by a colossal +137 lb-ft up to a staggering 504 lb-ft at 3160rpm, the power increases create a dramatic change in driver experience after the remap was applied.

    Cobra Sport De-Cat Downpipe Mercedes-AMG A 45Both Cobra Sport’s Technical and R&D teams were involved in the planning and preparation that went into designing the new downpipe. Cobra Sport have been able to reduce the weight of the part by 54% with the downpipe weighing in at just 3.45kg. Manufactured from aircraft grade 304 Stainless Steel, advanced manufacturing techniques and superior TIG welding procedures produce a superlative finish.

    Matt Thomas, Sales Manager at Cobra Sport says “The upgraded sporty tone created by the Cobra Sport downpipe matched with an ultra aggressive gear change sound put the already impressive AMG A 45 on a whole new level. The incredible power increases obtained from the stage 2 re-map speak for themselves, all made possible by the exhaust technology in the Cobra Sport downpipe.”

    Find out more information on our product page > Mercedes-AMG A 45 Cobra Exhaust

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