Cobra Seats' expertise in developing technically ground-breaking products, combined with their traditional skills as vehicle trimmers has made them the first port of call for specialist military projects.
The company has a proven track record in the development and application of technical high-performance textiles such as meta-aramid woven fabrics, silica and glass woven fabrics and Hypalon/Neoprene high performance coatings. Such fabrics can be found in many military applications from internal soundproofing and seating to engine bay heat insulation.
Cobra has NATO Supply Numbers (NSN) approved for many items and will be able to quote for almost any textile based military products, in fact anything from a maintenance wing cover for an F16 fighter jet to a full engine bay insulation kit for a Stormer armoured vehicle.
Away from textiles, Cobra has developed a method of incorporating non-carcinogenic insulation board for the engine bays of military vehicles. These are cut and supplied to many different specific formats.
On a day when drivers using Cobra seats claimed fastest lap in qualifying and then claimed all three victories with a double for Tom Ingram and a last race win for Stephen Jelley, it was the image of Jelley’s teammate Colin Turkington ploughing in to a “head on” collision with Dan Lloyd that will live in the memory.
If ever there was proof of the benefits of the years of experience and hours and hours of product development and rigorous testing that goes into every Cobra seat – and the vital importance of ensuring that a seat fits perfectly - it was the fact that Colin walked away complaining of nothing more than a sore neck.
Drivers using Cobra seats continued to take all the wins (and all the “seconds”) to continue a remarkable start to the season for the “Cobra boys” who have now claimed top step on the podium in all nine BTCC races so far in 2022.
Colin Turkington scored a remarkable British Touring Car Championship pole position as WSR BMWs qualified one-two-three on the grid for Team BMW and ROKiT MB Motorsport.
The result marked not only the first top-three lockout on the grid in WSR’s 41-year history, but also a milestone 25th career BTCC pole for Colin.