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Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • AmDTuning.com / Cobra Sport confirm Ollie Jackson for 2016 BTCC campaign

    AmDTuning.com have today confirmed that Ollie Jackson will pilot the Cobra Sport sponsored Audi S3 in the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

    Ollie Jackson BTCC DriverCobra Sport will again be a main sponsor of the AmDTuning.com BTCC team and we will be following the team throughout the upcoming season, experiencing the highs and lows of running in the BTCC for a second year. The Audi S3 livery for the 2016 season features the AmDTuning.com and Cobra Sport red and black branding combined with Audi’s famous racing stripes from the ’80s IMSA Audi 90 GTO. Paying homage to Audi racing history. The livery for this season was launched on our stand at the Autosport Show back in January. The BTCC Media Day held on the 22nd March at Donington Park was a huge success with a huge interest in the new Audi S3. Feedback on the newly designed livery has been incredibly positive with some suggesting it to be the best looking car on the 2016 BTCC grid.

    31-year-old Ollie Jackson raced with the West Thurrock-based team in his first full BTCC campaign in 2012, taking three top ten finishes at the wheel of a Volkswagen Golf en route to 18th in the standings. Jackson then spent two further seasons in the series before moving into the Ginetta GT4 Supercup last year.

    Cobra Sport AmDTuning at Autosport Show 2016“I’m absolutely delighted to be back on the touring car grid, especially with the guys at AmDTuning.com as my best season in the BTCC came with them back in 2012 in the Golf. There is no doubt that the Audi has a lot of potential, but we also have to be realistic in what is going to be a very strong field. I see no reason why we can’t challenge for points on a regular basis during the season and if we can also break into the top ten as we go along then I think we can be happy.”

    Team boss Shaun Hollamby spoke of his pleasure in welcoming Jackson back to the AmDTuning.com as the team embarks on a first full season running the striking red Audi S3.

    “We had a lot of interest in the car for this season, particularly after people had chance to see it in the flesh in the new livery at the Autosport International show,” he said. “We’re pleased to have agreed a deal with Ollie to return the fold and are looking forward to resuming the relationship we enjoyed with him when he raced with our Golf. Ollie is a driver who comes back into the series with a point to prove after a tough year in 2014 and we are confident that we have a package that will allow him to show his true potential.”

    “We showed the pace of the Audi in the second half of 2015 and with Ollie back in the team, we are confident of being able to regularly challenge for points during the year ahead.”

  • Banzai Magazine - Company Profile Feature (March 2016)

    Banzai Magazine - March 2016The March 2016 issue of Banzai magazine includes an extensive 4 page company profile which takes a look behind the scenes at our Sheffield based headquarters along with our long standing heritage in the performance exhaust market.

    In the feature the magazine explores where the Cobra Sport brand began and how it has become "a go-to company when it comes to performance exhaust systems". We are very pleased to be named in the article as "One of the most influential performance parts companies in the UK". Highlighted in the included images is our extensive range of performance exhausts for the Japanese market.

    Also in the article, the magazine acknowledges our Made in Sheffield award and continues to explain it as "a symbol of excellence in manufacturing which is recognised worldwide".

    The magazine is available from many retail outlets, a copy of the feature can be seen below.

  • Performance Ford Magazine - Performance Lords Feature (March 2016)

    Performance Ford Magazine - March 2016We are very excited to feature in the ‘Performance Lords’ section in the March edition of Performance Ford Magazine. The article covers 4 full pages and includes details about a number of our latest editions to our extensive Ford offering. Featuring heavily in the images is our latest exhaust for the Ford Focus ST range which has been designed for the ST TDCi model and takes the form of a new Venom style Rear section exhaust.

    The article also takes a closer look at our long heritage in the performance exhaust market along with present day activities such as our headline sponsorship of the AmD Tuning BTCC Team who in the 2015 season fielded a Ford Focus ST driven by Mike Bushell.

    The magazine is available from many retail outlets, a copy of the feature can be seen below.

  • Cobra Sport research and development department gets an upgrade!

    Cobra Sport Research and Development RampsCobra Sport R&D DepartmentAs part of our recent factory update scheme, the improvements to our research and development department have now been completed allowing us to take on more development work on our dedicated ramps. Our extensive investment in research and development allows us push the boundaries of exhaust technology. All of our exhaust systems are put through a complete development cycle backed up by stringent testing alongside quality manufacturing processes.

    We now have two ramps dedicated to the research and development of new exhaust system. This will allow us to offer performance exhausts for many of the soon to be released high performance cars. We have a lot of exciting development projects booked in for the upcoming months and will be regularly announcing new systems for all of the exciting releases this summer. These will include the new Ford Focus RS when it becomes available in the UK this spring. We currently have the Honda Civic Type R FK2 in for development work with the completed systems due to be released within the next 6 weeks.

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