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  • AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL 2020 AT THE NEC

    Cobra Sport attended the first major event on the car and motorsport show calendar, with a large stand in the Performance & Tuning Car Show section of the prestigious Autosport International 2020 show at the NEC in Birmingham. The show itself covers over 1 million sq ft and attracts over 80,000 visitors each year making it the number one show for motorsport in the UK.

    The stand, located in Hall 4, showcased one of the Cobra Sport AmD Racing Honda Civic FK2 British Touring Cars having been completely rebuilt after the success of winning the 2019 Independent Teams and Driver Championships. The car proved extremely popular with visitors, many of whom captured pictures to share on social media. Recently announced drivers Jake Hill and Sam Osborne spent a lot of time on the Cobra Sport stand amongst our staff, socialising with traders, sponsors and visitors alike.

    The pair of Honda Civics are set to compete in the 2020 BTCC campaign, with Hill and Osborne at the wheel looking to defend the Independent Teams Championship. Hill's confidence in his car and his team was evident when he said "I have worked alongside the team previously and I have seen first-hand how competitive the FK2 can be: it is the most successful front-wheel-drive car in NGTC history in terms of race wins.”

    The Autosport show also gave us a chance to exhibit some of the newest products in our vast performance exhaust range, amongst which was our new remote valved F56 Mini cat back exhaust and latest application of the our popular M4 inspired quad exit exhaust conversion for the 4-series diesel BMWs. Also on display were a selection of our best sellers including a Ford Focus RS Resonated ‘Venom’ exhaust and a unique 4-1 UEL De-Cat Manifold for the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ. The products on display demonstrated the superior quality of our TIG welding manufacturing techniques and inspired many visitors to place enquiries for our direct fit performance exhaust products and learn more about our worldwide network of distributors and tuning partners.

    As ever, the two trade days proved to be invaluable for us, catching up with existing contacts and adding to our network of dealers. The show generated an ever-increasing interest in the Cobra Sport brand and allowed us to discuss in person the direction in which we are moving as a company. The public event on the Saturday and Sunday was hugely popular with the stand being incredibly busy all weekend. We would like to extent a huge thank you to everybody who came to visit our stand over the 4 days of the show and we look forward to seeing you again at many shows to come this year including JapFest, TRAX, Ford Fair and more.

  • FAST CAR MAGAZINE CORSA E VXR VENOM 'BEST EXHAUST' (FEBRUARY 2020)

    The February 2020 edition of Fast Car magazine features Cobra Sport's Vauxhall Corsa E VXR Venom system being awarded 'Best Exhaust' in the 2019 'Fast Car Product Awards'.

    The simplified pipework of the Venom system which removes the usual rear box has been designed to create an unrivalled deep sporty sound which will set the Corsa E VXR ahead of the crowd. Sound testing of the finished Venom cat back exhaust system recorded an impressive 89.8dB (+11dB) on the sound meter during the 4000rpm circuit test with a sound track which becomes highly aggressive under load.

    In Fast Car's own words: "This new Venom stainless steel exhaust from Cobra is absolutely chuffing bonkers, and what with the E-shape VXR being one of THE hot hatches of the moment, we reckon these will simply fly out of the door."

    Fast Car magazine is available monthly from many major retail outlets.

    Be sure to take a look at some of the other performance exhaust products we offer for the Corsa E VXR by clicking here - Vauxhall Corsa E VXR Performance Exhausts by Cobra Sport

     

  • MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING MAGAZINE - COMPANY FOCUS (JANUARY 2020)

    The January 2020 edition of MEM (Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine) featured a write-up of the Cobra Sport brand amongst other businesses that have been awarded the coveted 'Made in Sheffield' mark. It also covered some of the manufacturing techniques that we use including TIG-welding and CNC mandrel tube bending.

    "Cobra Sport Exhausts was set up by brother and sister Pete Jarvis and Rachel Abbott in 2004 to continue the long family history in the trade.  Over the past 15 years, the duo have driven the business forward to become one of the UK’s leading performance exhaust manufacturers. With a global network of dealers, high-profile motorsport sponsorships, the team’s recent success in the British Touring Car Championship and a focus on new product development, the Cobra Sport brand has never been so strong.

    "When it comes to the manufacturing process, all performance exhaust systems are not the same. Aside from the differences in design and the type of materials used, one of the biggest factors that affects the quality of a performance exhaust is the welding. This is one area in which Cobra Sport is ahead of the game. Whereas many of our competitors use MIG-welding, our highly skilled technicians utilise superior TIG-welding techniques.

    It also has an article covering the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire (Sheffield), of which our Managing Director, Rachel Abbott, is the Chairman of the Freeman's Committee

    The full magazine can be found online through the link below.

  • Sam Osborne completes 2020 Cobra Sport AmD Racing BTCC line-up

    The Cobra Sport AmD Racing team can today confirm the signing of Sam Osborne for the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season.

    The 26-year-old from Worksop will be embarking on his second season in Britain’s premier racing series with the West Thurrock-based outfit, and will be at the wheel of one of the team’s two race-winning Honda Civic Type Rs.

    Having previously raced in the MINI Challenge and the Renault Clio Cup UK, Sam made his touring car debut in 2019 after securing a late deal to join Excelr8 Motorsport at the wheel of an MG6 GT.

    Racing one of the two cars that has been campaigned by the Cobra Sport AmD Racing team a year earlier, Sam secured a best finish of 14th during the season after an impressive drive at Snetterton, where he picked up his maiden points finish in the series.

    It meant Sam ended the year just outside the top 20 in the Independents’ championship, whilst he was also well placed in the Forever Forward standings having made up more than 90 spots from his starting positions over the course of the 30 race campaign.

    Having worked hard to gain as much knowledge as possible from his debut season, Sam now heads into 2020 looking to make the most of the expertise of the team - and the undoubted potential of the Honda - to make strides forwards up the grid.

    Running alongside race-winner Jake Hill, Sam will hope to regularly challenge for points finishes, with his overall goal being to challenge for honours in the Jack Sears Trophy - which is open to drivers who have yet to finish on the podium in the series. Sam will make his debut in the Honda when the 2020 season gets underway at his home circuit of Donington Park in late March.

    Cobra Sport AmD Racing's new-look livery and sponsor line-up for the new campaign will be revealed in due course.

    Sam Osborne said:
    "I’m ecstatic about this deal and can’t wait for the new season to get underway. To be honest, it hasn’t really sunk in yet, but this is fantastic opportunity for me and one that I want to try and grab with both hands.

    "From the moment I first spoke to Shaun, I knew that this was the right deal for me and I’m hoping that this can be the start of something long term with the team. There is little doubt that my rookie season had its challenges, but I’m hopeful that the Honda is a car that will be better suited to my driving style and that I can work with the team and with Jake to learn as much as possible and make progress up the order.

    "To regularly challenge for points finishes is the first objective and if I could then make a bid for the Jack Sears Trophy then it would be fantastic."

    Shaun Hollamby, team principal, said:
    "Sam is a driver who did a solid job during the 2019 season when you consider that he went into his first year in the series with very little testing and with a team that was new to the BTCC. It’s a big step up from the Clio Cup, and he showed himself to be more than capable of racing at this level.

    "With a year of experience behind him, Sam’s goal now has to be to make the step forwards to challenge for points on a regular basis and we certainly feel that that is something that he can do during the year ahead. The Jack Sears Trophy is a realistic goal, and it would be great if he could help us challenge for the title for a third time.

    "Sam and Jake have known each other for a number of years and our hope is that they can work together to challenge for some strong results in 2020."

  • Available Now - High-Flow Sports Catalyst and De-Cat Downpipes - MINI Cooper S/JCW F56 / F56 LCI facelift

    When it comes to driver enjoyment, the latest crop of hot MINIs take some beating. Whether it’s the lively Cooper S or the range-topping JCW – both cars deliver the goods, with potent engines  and engaging handling.

    For those looking to maximise the potential of their performance MINI, Cobra Sport has  developed a high-flow sports catalyst to fit both PPF and non-PPF models.

    This free-flowing 3in (76.2mm) item delivers a significant increase in gas flow thanks to the large 4.5in (114.3mm) 200 cell sports catalyst, which in turn opens the door to gains in both power and torque. During testing (with sports catalyst and resonated cat-back exhaust, no additional hardware and conservative Stage 1 map), power increased from 215hp to 291hp and torque from 338Nm to 413Nm – with 300+hp easily achievable. This far less-restrictive setup provides an ideal foundation for further tuning.

    As well as the performance gains, the car benefits from increased volume with a more pronounced overrun (pops and bangs). A deeper, more aggressive tone further adds to the sporting intent of the Cooper S and JCW.

    A full de-cat pipe setup is also available, which delivers even greater increases in power, torque and sound – for those who demand the ultimate in performance (for track use only).

    Both setups are designed, manufactured and tested in the UK and produced to the same exacting standards as the rest of Cobra Sport’s performance exhaust range. They will fit stock MINI Cooper S/JCW exhaust systems, or can be matched with Cobra Sport’s cat-back
    setup, to create a full turbo-back system.

    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.

    Unleash the potential of your MINI Cooper S or JCW today with Cobra Sport.

    View the full range on our product listings > Mini F56 / F56 LCI Cooper S / JCW Downpipes >>

    At a glance...

    • TIG Welded 3in (76.2mm) diameter mandrel-bent pipework for optimum gas flow
    • Available as a high-flow sports catalyst (emissions friendly) and de-cat setup (track use only)
    • Fits stock exhaust system and Cobra Sport cat-back setups
    • Opens door to ECU remap and further tuning
    • Fitments: MINI Cooper S/JCW F56 (2014-18) and F56 LCI Facelift (2018-on) with/without PPF
    • Price: FROM £340

  • 0% Finance – Spread the cost of buying a Cobra Sport Exhaust

    Finance is a great way to spread out the cost of purchasing a Cobra Sport Exhaust for your vehicle. We can now offer interest-free finance over a 3, 6, 9 or 12 month period, allowing you to spread the cost of the exhaust at 0% interest. To make the process as easy as possible, we have partnered with Duologi who offer a full online application and approval service.

    We are currently looking to integrate the finance option with our website. In the meantime, we will be able to offer this service for orders placed over the telephone. Once we have discussed the contents of your order on the phone, we’ll then email a link to complete a finance application with Duologi. This is a quick and easy form and takes no more than 5 minutes, a decision is normally received as soon as the form is complete.

    Payment Plan

    We offer a range of interest-free finance options to help you spread the cost of your purchase over 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. The value of the loan needs to be over £350 and you can choose a deposit of up to 50% of the value of the goods.

    Representative example would be:

    0% finance over 12 months

    • Total order value = £600
    • 10% deposit = £60
    • Total amount of credit = £540
    • Duration = 12 months
    • Representative APR = 0%
    • Interest charged = £0
    • 12 monthly payments of = £45
    • Total amount payable = £600

    Frequently asked Questions:

    To apply you must:

    • Have an order total value of over £350
    • Be over 18 years of age
    • Be a UK Resident for at least 3 years
    • Have a UK bank account that can accept direct debits
    • Have credit or debit card registered to your home address
    • Have a stable income whether through permanent employment or other means (Pension, Disability Allowance, etc.)
    • Understand that there will be a credit check performed when you submit your application.
    • Be able to accept delivery at the registered billing address. If you are unable to accept a delivery to the address in your application, we are unable to offer you a Financing payment.

    When you submit your application information, it will be securely sent to Duologi for assessment.

    What is the Finance application process?

    1. Browse our website and make a note of the product part code and tailpipes option.
    2. Contact our sales team to discuss the order,
    3. You will normally get a decision from Duologi instantly. In case your application doesn't get approved instantly, don't panic.
    4. Complete the e-signature of Duologi’s credit agreements.
    5. You will receive an Order Confirmation from us
    6. You will receive an email from Duologi including a pdf copy of your signed financial agreement.

    Please note: We can only deliver to the billing address used in the finance application.

    What information will I need to provide on my application?

    During the application process you will be asked to provide some basic personal details such as your marital, residential and employment status. You will also need to have your bank account details handy and possibly your credit or debit card information for ID verification. Please enter these carefully as mis-typing information means automatic checks fail and this therefore slows down the process.

    Will I need to have hard copies of my documents or credit card on me?

    No, the credit application process is 100% paperless. You will simply need to provide your credit card information but no need to present the actual card at any point.

    Why has my application been referred?

    When an application is referred this is usually because there is some information that is not able to be verified immediately. Once an application has been referred the information is manually verified by an Agent and a decision is made.

    Cancellations and Refunds

    You have the right to withdraw from your Finance agreement up to 15 days following the signing of the credit agreement.

    Who is your Lender?

    Duologi Limited registered information

    Registered business name: Specialist Lending Limited t/a Duologi

    Authorisation & regulation: Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

    Business registered address: Registered office Oaktree Capital Management Verde, 10 Bressenden Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1E 5DH

    Finance options are provided by Specialist Lending Limited t/a Duologi who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Registered office: 10 Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5DH, United Kingdom.

    Finance available subject to age and status. Terms and conditions apply.

    Consumer FAQs https://www.duologi.com/faqs/consumer

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