Cobra launches new FIA seat ...

Europe’s largest motorsport show comes to the NEC in Birmingham next weekend when Autosport International is expected to attract 1000’s of visitors from across the world.

One Shropshire company will be launching new products at the hugely popular show, which caters for all levels of competition machines from karts, through club motorsport, historics and vehicle engineering, right through to a large display of the current F1 grid.

Cobra Seats, which employs 30 people at its at Halesfield factory in Telford will be unveiling a new and revolutionary design FIA competition seat which has already been specified by several leading teams in the British Touring Car Championship.

Managing director, Mark Dunsford said: “Our new FIA seat has been designed using carbon kevlar composites to be an integral part of the car’s safety cell structure and is uniquely linked to the vehicle’s roll cage system.

“We have received several orders from teams who saw the prototype but will unveil the product itself at the show where we expect to attract lots of further interest.

“As an expanding local company we are delighted to be involved with motor sport on an international scale and are excited to be at this fantastic show next week where we know that several new cars will be unveiled and many quite surprising new driver announcements will be announced.”

The show also hosts a huge Live Action Arena seating 5,000 people who can witness the antics of hot rods, drift cars and autograss specials as well as celebrity drivers and passenger thrill rides.

Forming part of the exhibitions on all four days will be the Performance Car Show which features the latest models from Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Lotus, together with displays by most single make car clubs from around the UK.

The show is open to the trade on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th from 9am until 6pm and to the general public on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th during the same times.

Pictured:   Mark Dunsford and Holly Boyd of Cobra Seats with the new FIA seat.