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Monthly Archives: January 2019

  • Cobra Sport announce technical partnership with XtremeRX for British Rallycross Championship

    Cobra Sport XtremeRX Pembrey - British RallycrossKeen to expand its involvement with prominent UK Motorsport championships, Cobra Sport Exhausts can today announce a new technical partnership with the the XtremeRX Motorsport team in the Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship.

    Ahead of the new 2019 Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross season Super 1600 championship contender Yorkshireman Craig Lomax and his XtremeRX Team are delighted to announce a partnership with Sheffield based Cobra Sport, who specialise in performance exhaust systems. Cobra Sport have a 40-year pedigree in motorsport developing exhaust systems and are best known for their involvement in the British Touring Car Championship and other circuit motorsport. They welcomed the chance to ply their technical skill to help Lomax further develop his Citroen C2 Super 1600 Rallycross car for the forthcoming season.

    Craig Lomax, #24:

    "Having the skills of the guys at Cobra come onboard is just amazing. We spent most of last season down on power and struggled to nail down the reason. Cobra came in and quickly made the changes necessary with the help of our engine builder Steven Gault and they were able to produce the bespoke proven manifold and exhaust system we will be running this year. It feels like a different car and we expect to be pushing at the front in 2019"

    Nick Cockman, Marketing Executive at Cobra Sport:

    Citroen C2 British Rallycross Exhaust Manifold by Cobra Sport"When the opportunity came up to work with Craig and his XtremeRX Motorsport team in the British Rallycross Championship we were delighted to be able to apply our technical expertise and experience to the car. We are excited to be involved in Rallycross and with such an ambitious team as XtremeRX.

    "Working closely with the engine design team, we were able to optimise the exhaust manifold design to significantly improve and enhance the gas flows restoring and enhancing the engine power. The new stainless steel race manifold and exhaust has been built to withstand the demands of the British Rallycross Championship, the new Cobra Sport exhaust system will put the team on the front foot going into the 2019 Championship."

     

    TheToyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship consists of eight events taking place across six weekends from March to October. Round one of the 2019 season takes place at Silverstone on the 24th March around a specially built Rallycross course on the Stowe circuit.

     

  • Coming Soon - Mini (F56) Cooper S 2.0 Turbo (incl 2018 LCI model)

    Mini Cooper S F56 LCI Cobra ExhaustThe Cobra Sport development team have today taken delivery of a 2018 Facelift F56 LCI Mini Cooper S to begin our exacting performance exhaust development process.

    The team will be developing a range of exhaust upgrades to ensure fitment for the both the 2014 onwards pre-facelift F56 model and the latest F56 LCI facelift model with gasoline particulate filter.

    The new Cobra Sport exhaust range will utilise free flowing mandrel bent true 3" stainless steel pipework which will be fully TIG welded for superior flow, strength and visual appeal. Increased power is a major part of the development plan and the 3" pipework will provide maximum gas flow to enable tuning partners to make the most of the 2 litre engine.

    Upon completion of the development process, the new Cobra Sport exhaust range will be available in a number of configurations to meet the needs of all enthusiasts. For the pre-facelift F56, buyers will have the choice of a cat back exhaust and full sports cat / de-cat turbo back exhaust upgrade (with an optional remote operated valve). For the 2018 F56 LCI model, a GPF back exhaust will be available initially followed by a GPF delete and matching sports cat / de cat downpipes once the tuning software becomes available.

    The Cobra Sport Exhaust range will be available with a choice of 3.5" tailpipe designs and finishes. Perfectly in keeping with the Mini Cooper design ethos will be the option for a Carbon Fibre tailpipe upgrade.

    Full product details will be announced throughout the full 4 week development. Keep an eye on social media channels for updates, sound clips and details of product testing at one of the UK's leading Mini tuning specialists.

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