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  • Available Now - Mk8 Ford Fiesta ST 1.5 200PS Performance Exhausts

    The Cobra Sport development team took delivery of the Mk8 Fiesta ST soon after its UK release keen to begin development on an exciting new range of Performance Exhaust upgrades. We teamed up with our distributor Auto Specialists for this development and utilised their new demo Fiesta ST which already had the newAirtec induction kit fitted.

    The Mk8 Fiesta ST is fitted with a brand new 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine putting out 197bhp capable of a quick 0-62 time of 6.5 seconds. The new exhaust systems will be initially available in Gasoline Particulate Filter (GPF) Back configuration and includes the motorised exhaust valve.

    Ford Fiesta ST Mk8 Cobra Sport Performance ExhaustThe bore size of the Cobra Sport exhaust range has been increased to 3” (76.2mm), which is unique in the market providing the greatest upgrade in terms of performance, flow rate and sound levels.

    In order to keep the use of the drive select modes, the Cobra Sport exhaust range has been designed with the inclusion of the active valve to help regulate exhaust tone at low speeds and keep the tone differences between drive modes.

    Matt Thomas, Sales Manager at Cobra Sport says “The new 1.5 Litre EcoBoost engine is unknown in the market so we were keen to immediately improve the sound produced by the 3 cylinder engine. Our development team worked hard to ensure the 3” pipework was a perfect fit as we felt Fiesta owners would be looking to upgrade to a full 3” performance exhaust once the tuning capabilities of the engine are explored further by our extensive dealer network. Templates and preliminary drawings have been produced to enable us to create the full turbo back (with de-cat/sports cat downpipes) and GPF delete exhaust options once the tuning software becomes available in the coming months“.

    The Cobra Sport Mk8 Fiesta ST exhausts are finished with twin 3.5” (88.9nn) highly polished stainless steel or ceramic black slash cut tailpipes engraved with the Cobra Sport logo.

    As with all Cobra exhaust developments, power increases, sound improvements and manufacturing quality are top of the priority list during development. Superior TIG welding techniques during the manufacturing process set the Cobra Sport exhausts apart from the competition. The levels of quality achieved enables us to offer a lifetime guarantee on all exhaust systems which provides the ultimate peace of mind for the customer.

    View full product information and video clips on our product page - Mk8 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Exhausts

  • BMW National Festival 2018 - National Motor Museum

    The Cobra Sport events team headed to the British Motor Museum for the BMW Car Club National Festival with a range of our latest BMW performance exhaust products and show cars.

    Throughout the day we had a lot of interest in all of the BMW products we had on display, in particular the M140i de-cat downpipe and BMW 335D dual exit 340i style exhaust conversion. Our diesel exhaust conversions are proving a big hit this year and we took a number of enquiries for our expanding range which now includes the 320D, 330D, 335D, 420D & 435D models.

    On the stand we had a unique BMW Z4M which turned a lot of heads with the rare paintwork finish (one of only two in the world). The Z4M was fitted with a fully custom built performance exhaust systems which thrilled the crowd during the exhaust sound demonstrations and generated a substantial amount of enquiries about our thriving custom build service.

    Cobra Sport’s Sales Executive, Nathaniel Shaw, explains “Even though it was raining the ambiance was great, everyone at the show was enjoying themselves with a great mix of classic and modern BMW vehicles. The show was well set up with designated areas for certain types of BMW’s from older M3 E30’s to the brand new unreleased BMW 8 series range which includes the M8! Our stand was placed amongst a group of leading BMW tuning specialists and was overall an amazing event”.

  • Available Now - Mk8 Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost ST Line Performance Exhausts

    Mk8-Ford-Fiesta-EcoBoost-CobraExhaustsThe all new Mk8 Ford Fiesta ST-Line 1.0 EcoBoost 100PS shares many similarities with the Mk7 Fiesta but has a more refined feel with a luxurious interior and a brilliant new chassis which perfectly compliments the strong EcoBoost engine. Fitted with the efficient but sporty 1.0 turbo engine, the Mk8 ST-Line Fiesta is sure to be a big hit with a range of buyers looking for low cost motoring with a sporty edge covering all driving situations with ease.

    Following on from the success of the top selling Cobra Sport Exhaust range for the Mk7 Fiesta EcoBoost, the Cobra Sport team were keen to take delivery of the Mk8 ST-Line to add the same sound and power upgrade to the punchy 1 litre EcoBoost engine. The Cobra Sport team have worked their magic on the new Fiesta creating a highly improved refined sound track whilst also opening incredible tuning possibilities.

    Mk8 Fiesta EcoBoost ST-Line ExhaustCobra Sport have catered for all sound tastes and tuning requirements for the Mk8 by creating a range of exhaust systems to fit from the Catalytic Converter backwards along with the option to upgrade the turbo downpipe to either a de-cat or high flow sports catalyst downpipe. The cat backs are available with a resonated or non resonated section allowing those looking for some extra drama to opt for louder non resonated exhaust and those seeking a more subtle enhancement to go with the resonated option. The stand OE exhaust system recorded 74.9dB on the static 4,000rpm track test, the resonated Cobra Sport exhaust option increased sound levels by +8% to record 81.5dB. The non resonated cat back option goes a stage further producing a much sportier dynamic sound track when under full acceleration.

    Matt Thomas, Sales Manager at Cobra Sport says “We’ve been really impressed with the new Fiesta releases and the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine has a great mix of performance and efficiency. The 2.5” pipework utilised by the Cobra Exhausts completely changes the dynamic of the car offering an impressive improvement in sound particularly when put under load giving the car a really sporty edge. Our tuning partners had great success with the Mk7 EcoBoost Fiesta releasing packages easily upgrading the power to 175bhp with the help of the Cobra Sport exhausts and we expect similarly impressive results with the Mk8“.

    The Cobra Sport Mk8 Fiesta ST-Line exhausts are finished with choice of single tip 4” (101.6mm) highly polished stainless steel or ceramic black slash cut tailpipes engraved with the Cobra Sport logo.

    Full exhaust information over on our product pages > Mk8 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost ST-Line Exhausts

  • Double points score in the BTCC at Rockingham

    The AmD with Cobra Exhausts team was able to secure a brace of points scoring finishes from the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at Rockingham.

     The team headed for the Northamptonshire circuit in confident mood having enjoyed strong results at the oval circuit in the past, with both Ollie Jackson and Sam Smelt optimistic about their chances.

     A solid performance in qualifying saw Tamworth-based Ollie put his Audi S3 19th on the grid for the opening race of the weekend, with a best lap just six-tenths of a second away from pole position.

    Just missing out on the points scoring positions in race one, Ollie showed the race pace of the Audi in race two with a fine drive in drying conditions after an earlier shower to cross the line in eleventh spot, just missing out on pole position through the reverse grid draw. 

    Once again showing the speed in the Audi in race three, Ollie fought his way as high as sixth despite running on the less favourable hard tyre and battled hard to keep the works Honda of Dan Cammish at bay before taking the flag in ninth spot for a second points finish of the weekend.

    Northampton based team-mate Sam showed strong pace throughout practice and qualifying to end up with a personal best of 16th on the grid but his hopes of opening his points scoring account were ended on lap one of the opening race when he was hit going through the Deene Hairpin and forced to retire. 

    At the back of the grid for race two as a result, Sam fought his way forwards to 23rd place but there would be further disappointment in race three when he was involved in contact that forced him into the pits to retire.

    Ollie Jackson, #43 AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3, said:

    “We could have enjoyed a better Saturday but I think the race pace was strong this weekend and it’s good to come away from Rockingham with two points finishes and a top ten. If anything, it’s a little disappointing that we didn’t manage to score in all three races.

    “In the final race on the hard tyre we were particularly strong but I didn’t quite have the legs to get ahead of Adam Morgan and then had to make sure I kept Dan’s Honda behind. It shows the progress we have made however to be battling for position with cars that have won races, and that are run by the works teams.

    “If this is the final time we come to Rockingham with the BTCC, I’m glad we’ve closed this chapter with a strong performance on track.”

    Sam Smelt, #21 AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3, said:

    “I finally managed to sort Saturday out this weekend with strong pace in practice and qualifying, which is the big positive for me to take away from Rockingham. I was quick throughout the day and even though I picked up my best result in qualifying, I felt there was more to come and was still a little bit disappointed not to be higher up the grid.

    “Unfortunately Sunday turned out to be a day to forget and the contact on the opening lap of race one really put me on the back foot. I did what I could to try and make up places in race two but then more contact in the final race forced me to retire again which was a sad way to end race day.

    “I’m going to put race day behind me and take the positives forwards to Knockhill where hopefully we can fight for some points.”

    Shaun Hollamby, AmD with Cobra Exhausts team principal, said:

    “I think it’s a mark of the progress we have made with the Audi that Ollie is coming away from the weekend disappointed that he didn’t get three points finishes as twelve months ago, we’d have been delighted with a top ten. The grid is so competitive this season and he really held his own on track against some of the top drivers with some really strong performances, and he battled hard to earn his results. 

    “This has been a strong weekend for Sam in terms of his pace and his performance on Saturday was very impressive. To get into the top ten in practice and then take his best result in qualifying showed his progress but he was let down by his start in race one which left him right in the middle of the trouble that kicked off. It’s a shame because I feel he could have scored this weekend but we are into the circuits he knows and I don’t think a points finish will be far away.”

  • Ford Fair 2018 at Silverstone

    Ford Fair LogoThe Cobra Team attended the massive Ford Fair show yesterday held at the Silverstone Circuit. The bright and hot day was filled with fast and exotic Fords for everyone to see which as expected attracted a lot of Ford car enthusiasts from all over the United Kingdom and Europe. Silverstone Circuit is the perfect venue for the show due to its size, it's well organised layout and of course the incredible racetrack offering track time to those brave enough to take on the Silverstone National Circuit.

    During the event we had three beautiful Fords on our stand showing off their head turning exhaust pitch for the public to witness and enjoy. All three cars where definitely crowd pleasers but, the car which took the spotlight was the Bright Blue Ford Focus RS Mk3 with the combination of its turbo enhanced 2.3 Litre engine and our Venom Cat-Back Exhaust with adjustable valve, it drew a lot of attention and could be heard from a distance during the live sound demonstrations.

    A slightly more subtle car but definitely not shy was the Ford Focus ST with a 2.0 Litre Turbo engine fitted with our De-Cat Non Resonated Turbo Back Exhaust. Although not as loud as its RS edition counterpart, the Cobra exhaust produces a pitch perfect tone under load whilst remain discrete when the rev counter is low.

    Lastly the smallest car of the group but not the quietest was the 1.6 Turbo Ford Fiesta ST 180 in a unique but stunning molten orange. The gorgeous tone and rumble coming from the Fiesta was courtesy of the Cobra Sport De-Cat Non Resonated Turbo Back exhaust; making fierce crackle and bangs that screamed for the attention it deserves.

  • Available Now - Subaru WRX STI 2014> Performance Exhausts

    Cobra Sport performance exhausts enhance the sound, looks and quality of your vehicle giving you the ultimate driving experience. Our sports exhausts range is fully guaranteed to give you assurance of the Cobra Sport manufacturing quality.

    We were keen to complete our exhaust range for the Subaru Impreza having built up an unrivalled reputation for manufacturing quality and performance with Subaru tuners within the UK and Worldwide. When the FE400 final edition model was announced we quickly sourced a vehicle to develop a group of exhaust systems to complete our expansive Subaru exhaust range which are now available in a number of configurations to cover all buyer needs and requirements.

     

    Improving and unleashing the trademark Subaru boxer engine sounds was high on the priority list during development along with improving the gas flows. The decision was made to base our development for the final Subaru WRX STI on large bore 3"/76.2mm pipework (a significant increase over standard) for increased gas flow opening up the opportunities for power gains for our worldwide tuning partners.

    Weight saving was also high on the priority list and we were able to save 4kg (15%) on the overall system weight for the non resonated turbo back exhaust with sports cat even with the much larger bore size of the Cobra Sport exhaust.

    The new Cobra Sport performance exhaust systems for the Subaru WRX STI offer the best of both worlds producing a deeper exhaust tone than standard which becomes highly aggressive and communicative when under full load completely overhauling the driving experience.

    Cobra Sport’s Sales Manager, Matt Thomas, explains "It's sad to see a final edition Subaru WRX STI having spent so many years developing and tuning these stunning vehicles. We're confident that we have done the WRX proud with our final product release for the Impreza range giving the car the trademark Cobra Sport sound upgrade to make the most of the unique raw sound of the boxer engine. The resonated turbo back exhaust with sports cat proved to be a popular upgrade during testing recording 97.1dB on the static 4,000 which is +16dB over the smaller bore standard exhaust system".

    View the full range on our products page here > Cobra Sport Subaru WRX STI Performance Exhausts

     

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