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Cobra's Speedzone driver takes performance to the next level with an expanded CNC Milled face and new titanium “T-Bar Speed chassis” for fast, forgiving performance.
Cobra’s Speedback F9 driver was inspired by supercars in everything from the colour to aerodynamics, and the brand have continued that theme with Speedzone to deliver their fastest and most powerful driver yet.
Like a racecar, every component from the internal chassis design to the exterior shaping was engineered to maximize power output, which Cobra have achieved through establishing six key performance zones.
For the Cobra King Speedzone driver, that has translated in to a traditional shape profile with front to back CG adjustability, aimed at allowing better players to work the ball with ease and fine tune launch and low spin without sacrificing forgiveness.
“By approaching design the same way you would if you were trying to create the world’s fastest cars, we left nothing on the table in terms of speed considerations," says Tom Olsavsky, VP of R&D for Cobra Golf. "With our six zones of performance, Speedzone is the fastest driver that we have ever produced.”
These are the six key performance parameters of Cobra's new King Speedzone driver.
1. Power Zone
The only CNC milled driver face has been expanded by 95% so Cobra can better control face and leading-edge thickness. Face and perimeter curvature can be up to five times more precise than traditional face polishing. In addition. Every face is inspected, too.
2. Strength Zone
A new titanium “T-Bar Speed chassis” removed unnecessary titanium to create more discretionary weight while maintaining a strong structure designed to withstand high speed collisions. The discretionary weight is utilized to create low CG and high inertia resulting in fast, forgiving performance.
3. Light Zone
A 360 carbon wrap crown design makes up 50% of the driver’s body, providing ample stiffness and support to the chassis while saving 25g that has been repositioned low and back and around the perimeter where it is needed most.
4. Low CG zone
Cobra says a low centre of gravity is essential for driver performance, delivering the ideal blend of ball speed, higher launch and low spin. Compared to the Speedback, 29g more mass (69g v 40g) has been moved low in the driver for optimal launch conditions.
5. Aero Zone
A new shape optimises the airflow over the head to cut drag and increase clubhead speed.
6. Stability Zone
High-speed stability is crucial whether you’re building a racing car or a driver. So the saved weight had been positioned away from the centre of the head to maximise stability on off-centre hits.
Cobra Connect as standard
The full Speedzone range will feature Cobra Connect, the smart tags in the grip powered by Arccos that help players of all skill levels make smarter, data-driven decisions based on their round-by-round stats. Golfers who use Arcoss Caddie typically improve their handicap by, on average, 3.6 shots on in the first year.
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- RRP: £349
- Lofts: 10.5° and 9° (MyFly8 offers adjustability from 7.5-12°). Both lofts are available with a shorter shaft (44.50in) and a 6g and 18g weight in the front and back to dial in swing weigh, inspired by Rickie Fowler’s 43.50in driver.
- Shaft options: High-launch/mid-spin UST Helium; mid-launch/mid spin Tensei CK AV Blue 65; Mid-launch/low spin Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60; Low launch/low spin Aldila Rogue Silver 60. Plus there’s 20+ no-charge premium shaft upgrades are available through custom.
- Colours: Gloss Black/Yellow or Matte Black/White head colors