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  • Cobra Sport welcome Company of Cutlers on factory visit

    Cobra Sport Master Cutlers Visit - April 2016Cobra Sport showed off its investment in research and development when it hosted a factory visit by Freemen of The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire.

    The firm, based on Surbiton Street, Attercliffe, has invested £50,000, including £20,000 in its R&D department, on machinery and upgrades over the last year.

    Managing director Rachel Jarvis became a Freeman last year and is one of a growing band of businesswomen in the organisation, which aims to support and promote manufacturing in the Sheffield City Region.

    The Company has 350 Freemen who must be senior executives or directors in a ‘relevant’ organisation.

    In the past 4 years Cobra Sport have seen accelerated growth and the business is a leading manufacturer of stainless steel exhausts for sports and performance vehicles. The investment allows the firm to create performance exhausts for many of the new breed of high performance cars entering the market, including the latest Ford Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R.

    Rachel said: “We were delighted to welcome the Freemen and have the opportunity to show them some of our latest innovations which are vital to keeping us at the forefront of our industry.”

    She added: “I am very proud to be a Freeman and want to contribute to safeguarding the city’s reputation for being a centre of excellence for manufacturing and in particular do all I can to attract more females into the industry.

  • AmDTuning.com show potential in challenging BTCC opener

    AmDTuning BTCC Car 2016 Audi S3 Ollie Jackson - Cobra Sport SponsoredCobra 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 Cobra Sport sponsored AmDTuning.com BTCC team showed a glimpse of its potential on what proved to be a challenging start to the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch this weekend.

    The West Thurrock-based team went into the season opener hoping to challenge for points finishes, with driver Ollie Jackson making his first appearance at the wheel of the team’s striking Audi S3. Showing strong pace throughout Saturday’s testing and qualifying runs, Tamworth-based Ollie managed to record time quick enough for an encouraging 20th place on grid, with his fastest lap being just four tenths of a second away from the top ten.

    In the first race Ollie made a strong start from 20th on the grid and battled his way up to as high as 14th before his race was cut short by a stub axle failure through Clearways whilst running inside the points which forced to head for the pits. The retirement meant a tough race two grid position down in 29th place from which Ollie managed to make his way up through the field to complete the race in a solid 23rd place even with an issue with one of his soft compound Dunlop tyres which prevented him from climbing any higher up the pack.

    Race three also proved to be a difficult race having found himself stuck in traffic for the duration of the final race of the weekend, Ollie crossed the line in 22nd, but remained upbeat about the potential of the Audi.

    Ollie Jackson @ Brands Hatch"Bad luck seemed to follow us today, which was unfortunate as I think we showed glimpses of the potential that we have in the car,” he said. “We were putting in a really competitive performance in the opening race of the day and there is no doubt that we were on to start the season with some points before the problem with the car. It was just unfortunate that as I went to enter the pits, someone else tried to make a move up the inside.

    “Although points would have been nice, there is plenty we can take away from the weekend.”

    For team boss Shaun Hollamby, the season opener proved to be a case of 'what might have been', although he too insisted there were plenty of positives to take away from the first round of the year.

    AmDTuning Audi S3 “Race one was looking really good and Ollie was doing a great job on track before damage from the earlier contact caused a front suspension failure,” he said. “Had we managed to end that race where we should have done, then it would have been a totally different story as the car had the pace – we just weren’t able to show it in the second and third races.

    We now turn our attention to the next round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park in 2 weeks time.

    Images © Cobra Sport, Jakob Ebrey Photography

  • Instagram Cobra Sport Exhausts Photography Competition

    Cobra Sport Instagram Photo Competition WinnerUpdate - May 2016

    We're pleased to announce the winner of our recent Instagram photography competition - congratulations @joe_vxr13 !!

    First prize was a Cobra Sport Hoodie from our new merchandise range. Thank you to everybody who entered the competition. We are due to run a video competition next month, details of which will be released through our Instagram & Facebook channels shortly.

     


     

    During April we are offering the chance to win a Cobra Sport Hoodie from our new clothing range along with a t-shirt, cap and a collection of other Cobra Sport merchandise.

    The competition is based over on our quickly growing Instagram channel where we are looking for you to submit photographs of your Cobra Sport Exhausts fitted to your vehicle.

    To enter all you need to do is upload photos of your car with Cobra Sport Exhaust fitted to Instagram and tag us in your post using #CobraSportPhotoComp

    Entries close Saturday 30th April 2016. The winner will be chosen by Cobra Sport staff who will vote for their favourite image from all of the submitted entries. Please note, only images with a Cobra Sport exhaust fitted will be eligible for the prize - creativity encouraged!

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Autosport International Show 2016 - AmDTuning.com & Cobra Sport unveil new 2016 BTCC car

    2016 BTCC Car Audi S3 Shaun HollambyCobra Sport once again enjoyed a strong presence at the 2016 Performance Car Show with an incredibly popular stand in hall 19. The Autosport International Show 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.

    At the show we unveiled the new livery for the 2016 AmDTuning.com / Cobra Sport Audi S3 BTCC car on the Cobra Sport Exhaust stand. The 2016 livery pays homage to one of motorsport's most iconic colour schemes and 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.

    Cobra Sport AmDTuning at Autosport Show 2016The car which will compete in the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship was on display on the Cobra Sport Exhausts stand for the whole of the Autosport International Show.

    Having fielded the Audi S3 during five events in 2015 (driven by Nicolas Hamilton), the team will embark on its first full season with the car this year. The car has been away to be stripped back to basics, rebuilt and remodelled ready to compete in the 2016 BTCC championship. Hopes are high for a successful campaign, building on the early promise shown by the front-wheel drive machine. To celebrate a full time switch to the Audi after two seasons running the Cobra Sport Exhausts sponsored Ford Focus ST, the team have taken inspiration from one of the German manufacturer's most famous liveries..

    “We’re pleased to take the covers off the new look Audi and think the end result will stand out on track during the season ahead,” AmD team boss Shaun Hollamby said. “We were keen to go back to our traditional colours this year and we saw the ideal opportunity to incorporate elements of the IMSA Audi livery to celebrate our first full season with the S3."

    “Audi has a huge amount of history and heritage in motorsport and whilst we are an independent team, we are proud to celebrate part of that heritage in the livery we have chosen. The famous Audi stripes go well with our own red and black, and also with the colours of Cobra Sport Exhausts who we are delighted to have on board again this season.”

    Cobra Sport Clothing Model at Autosport Show 2016The 2016 Autosport International Show also saw the launch of the brand new Cobra Sport clothing range as worn at the show by our model. The new clothing range includes Cobra Sport branded hoodies, zipped hoodies and softshell jackets along with a choice of polo shirts and t-shirts. The clothing is currently available online and will shortly be stocked at Cobra Sport HQ in Sheffield.

    The two trade days proved to be very productive catching up with existing contacts and adding to our network of dealers generating an ever increasing interest in the Cobra Sport brand and the direction we are moving as a company. Over the 2 weekend public days our stand was incredibly busy, both for photographs of the Audi S3 BTCC car but also with enquiries about our extensive range of direct fit performance exhaust applications. Thank you to everyone who visited the stand over the 4 days of the show, we hope to see you again at the other car shows and events that we will be attending throughout the summer months.

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