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2012

  • Accesstuner Pro Speed Density Released for 2.5L Turbocharged Subarus in January.
  • CP-E Selects COBB Tuning Accessport as Primary Engine Management Solution for MAZDASPEED and BMW.


2011
  • Accessport for 08-10 BMW 135i, 335i & 535i Released in January.
  • COBB Tuning SF Intake for 2008+ Subaru STI, WRX and Impreza 2.5GT Released in February.
  • COBB Tuning SS Turbo Heat Shield for 2009+ WRX Released in February.
  • COBB Tuning Attends TX2K11 in Houston,TX March.
  • Launch Control and Flat Foot Shift for all Subaru Accessports Released in April.
  • COBB Tuning SS Catless Downpipes for 2008+ Nissan GT-R Released in April.
  • COBB Tuning Introduces Boost Select Calibrations on 08+ Subaru STI Accessport Maps in April.
  • Accessport for 2011 MAZDASPEED3 Released in May.
  • COBB Tuning Introduces Boost Target Logic for MAZDASPEED Accessports and Accesstuner in May.
  • 10-11 MAZDASPEED3 Accessport Maps Expanded to 10 Different Intakes in May.
  • Accessport for 2011 Subaru Forester XT Released in May.
  • Accessport for 2011 Subaru Legacy GT Released in May.
  • LIC Motorsports' Accessport Tuned Subaru STI Takes 2nd Place in Global Time Attack's Modified AWD Class in May.
  • COBB Tuning Attends Subaru Wicked Big Meet in Conneticut in June.
  • TopSpeed's Accessport Tuned Nissan GT-R Wins Every Round of 2011 One Lap of America in June.
  • COBB Tuning Hosts the Subaru Old School Meet in Austin, TX in June.
  • COBB Tuning Attends Subaru Summer Solstice 3 in California in July.
  • COBB Tuning Attends Subaru Big Northwest Meet in Washington in July.
  • Accessport for 2011 Mitsubishi EVO X and 2011 Ralliart Released in July.
  • Accessport for 2007 BMW 335i is Released in July.
  • Launch Control, Flat Foot Shifting and Boost Target Logic Released for All Accessport Equipped MAZDASPEED3 and MAZDASPEED6 Vehicles in August.
  • Accessport Released for 2011 BMW 335is.
  • Accessport Stage2 Maps with Gains in HP and Torque Over 50% for N54 Powered BMWs Released in September.
  • COBB Tuning 2" SS Catless Uppipe for all Turbo Subarus Released in September.
  • COBB Tuning Insider Blog Series Started in September.
  • i-Moto Racing Wins Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Championship in Accessport Powered MAZDASPEED3s.
  • Speed Density and Switchable Throttle Maps Released for Accessport Equipped Nissan GT-R in October.
  • COBB Tuning Big SF Intake for 08+ Nissan GT-R Released in November.
  • Accessport Powers First MAZDASPEED3 into 11-second Quarter Mile Territory in November.
  • COBB Tuning Attends SEMA 2011 with the COBB Tuning Ford Focus Race Car on Display in Ford Booth in November.
  • Accessport for 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 released in November.
  • Accessport Powers First MAZDASPEED6 into 11-second Quarter Mile Territory in November.
  • LIC Motorsports Win Global Time Attack Modified Class and Set New Infineon Raceway Modified Class Track Record with First Accessport Speed Density Tuned Subaru STI in November.
  • Third COBB Tuning Retail Facility, COBB Tuning Socal, Opens its Doors for Grand Opening in December.
  • Accessport for 2012 Subaru STI and WRX Released in December.
  • Accessport for BMW 2011 1M, 2010-2011 Z4i and 2011 Z4is Released in December.


2010
  • COBB Tuning Announces Moving Headquarters and Manufacturing to Austin.
  • Accessport Available for 2009 Nissan GT-R in East Asia and Japan Released in January.
  • Accessport for 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Released in January.
  • Accessport for 2010 Mitsubishi EVO X Released in January.
  • COBB Tuning Announces the Creation of New Motorsports Division in February.
  • Accessport for 2010 Subaru WRX Released in February.
  • COBB Tuning Announces Participation in the 2010 Redline Time Attack Series.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Nissan GT-R Takes 1st in Modified AWD in Round 1 2010 Redline Time Attack Series.
  • Accessport for 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Released in March.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Nissan GT-R Takes 1st in Modified AWD and Overall Event Win in Round 2 2010 Redline Time Attack Series.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Nissan GT-R Takes 1st in Modified AWD, 1st in Super Modified AWD and Overall Event Win in Round 4 of the 2010 Redline Time Attack Series.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Subaru STI Takes 1st in Street AWD in Round 4 2010 Redline Time Attack Series.
  • Accessport for 2010 Subaru Legacy GT and Subaru Forester XT Released in June.
  • Accessport for 2010 Subaru Legacy GT and Subaru Forester XT Released in June.
  • COBB 3" FP Turbo Inlet Hose for Mitsubishi EVO X Released in June.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Nissan GT-R Takes 1st in Modified AWD in Round 5 2010 Redline Time Attack Series.
  • COBB Tuning Endlinks for 2008+ STI Released in June.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Nissan GT-R Takes 1st in Modified AWD in Round 6 2010 Redline Time Attack Series.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Subaru STI Takes 1st in Street AWD in Round 6 2010 Redline Time Attack Series.
  • COBB Post MAF Hose for 08+ STI/WRX and Legacy GT Released in July.
  • COBB Tuning Austin Grand Opening in July.
  • COBB GT-R R35 Adjustable Rear Endlinks Released in July.
  • COBB Tuning SF Intake for GT-R Released in August.
  • COBB Tuning MAZDASPEED3 Front Mount Intercooler V2 Released in September.
  • Accessport for 2011 Subaru STI Released in September.
  • COBB Tuning Announces Retail Facility to Open in Southern California.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Nissan GT-R Takes 1st in Modified AWD in Round 8 2010 Redline Time Attack Series.
  • Accessport for 2011 Subaru WRX Released in October.
  • Accessport Manager 2.0 Including Mac Support Has Released in October.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Nissan GT-R Takes 1st in Modified AWD in Round 9 2010 Redline Time Attack Series.
  • GT-R Accessport with Transmission Support Released in October.
  • COBB Tuning EVO X Intercooler Hardpipe Kit Released in October.
  • Accesstuner Race for the Nissan GT-R Released in November.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Nissan GT-R Takes 1st in Modified AWD in Round 10 2010 Redline Time Attack Series.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Nissan GT-R Wins Modified AWD 2010 Redline Time Attack Championship.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Subaru STI Wins Street AWD 2010 Redline Time Attack Championship.
  • COBB Tuning Motorsports Named 2010 Redline Time Attack Team of the Year.
  • COBB Tuning XLE BPV for EVO X and Ralliart Released in December.
  • COBB Tuning 400S Turbokit for EVO X Released in December.


2009
  • Accessport for Euro Mazda RX-8 and 2009 MAZDASPEED3 Released in January.
  • COBB Turbo Inlet Hose for the MAZDASPEED3 Released in January.
  • COBB Accesstuner Pro Supports for Speed Density Tuning Released in February.
  • Accesstuner Pro for MAZDASPEED3 & MAZDASPEED6 Released in March.
  • Accesstuner Race for MAZDASPEED3 & MAZDASPEED6 Released in April.
  • Accessport for Honda Civic Si Released in June.
  • Accesstuner Software for Nissan & Infinti Released in July.
  • COBB Tuning SF Intake Systems get CARB Approval in July.
  • COBB EVO X Limited Edition 3" SS Cat Back Exhaust Released in July.
  • COBB Limited Edition Secondary Oil Cooler for Nissan GT-R Released in September.
  • Accesstuner, AP Updater and AP Manager get 64-Bit Support In September.
  • COBB XLE Blow Off Valve Released in November.
  • COBB Turbo/Intake Silicone Hose and Clamp Kit for Nissan GT-R Released in December.
  • COBB Post MAF Hose for Nissan Z & Infiniti G Released in December.
  • COBB 3.5" Stainless Steel Y-Pipe for Nissan GT-R Released in December.
  • Accessport Available for 2010 Subaru STI Released in December.
  • COBB 3" SS Cat-Back Exhaust for 2008+ Subaru STI.


2008
  • First US tuning company to take delivery of the highly anticipated Nissan R35 GT-R in January.
  • Accessport was the first solution to support the 2008 Subaru STi, just one week after the first cars were unloaded at the port.
  • Accessport for the Mazda RX-8 was released in February, which has quickly become the de facto tuning solution for that platform.
  • Accessport for the Nissan 350Z (2003-2006) was released in March.
  • Accessport for the Infiniti G35 released in April.
  • Accessport for the Mazdaspeed3 was released in May.
  • Accessport for the Nissan GT-R JDM and US models was released in August. The GT-R Accessport is the most widely used ECU tuning tool for the R35 GT-R in the world.
  • The COBB GT-R competed head-to-head with the TechArt GTStreet (997) Twin Turbo Porsche in August and lapped Willow Springs an incredible 7+ seconds faster!
  • Surgeline Tuning, a COBB Premier Tuning & Retail Facility, was opened in portland, OR in September.
  • Accessport for the Nissan 350Z (2007+) was released in October.
  • Accessport for the Infiniti G37 was released in November.
  • COBB Tuning of Plano, another COBB Premier Tuning & Retail Facility, was opened in Plano, TX in November.
  • Accessport for the Mitsubishi EVO X was released in December.
  • Accessport support for 2009 Subaru STi, WRX, GT, Legacy GT and Forester XT was announced in December.
  • Significantly improved the process of updating the Accessport Firmware and transferring maps to/from it, making these easier than ever.
  • Accesstuner Race end-user tuning software was released for Subaru, Mitsubishi EVO 8 and EVO 9 and Mazda RX-8 models.
  • Accesstuner Pro tuning software was released for the Mazda RX-8, Mitsubishi EVO X, and the Nissan GT-R (a world first).
  • Accessport firmware improved throughout 2008 by implementing new features and capabilities. New functionality includes performance tests (Dyno, 0-60 mph, ΒΌ mile), fuel economy, enhanced live data display with min/max memory, and datalogging.
  • Through a successful Time Attack racing program, COBB has proven to be a top tier tuning company in both the US and across the world. The COBB Mazdaspeed3 won every event it entered, save one. The COBB GT-R Time Attack program generated huge interest and excited spectators with the awesome potential of this platform.


2007
  • Introduction of MazdaSpeed3 Suspension and Power performance options.
  • Introduction of Nissan 350Z Suspension performance options.
  • Street Class Time Attack Win at SubieFest2 with 2006 STi.
  • Release of Mitsubishi Evolution Power performance options including the Accessport.
  • COBB sponsored EVO 9 wins SCCA Pro Solo STU class. COBB sponsored WRX takes second place in SCCA Pro Solo STX class.
  • Continued working with Prova Japan, debuting the Prova short shifter - based off of the COBB billet short shifter.


2006
  • Begin development of a full carbon fiber WRX specifically designed for Time Attack. First full carbon WRX made in North America.
  • Released second generation Accessport for the Subaru platform.
  • Acquired second Mustang dyno and opened a second dyno testing facility located trackside at Miller Motorsports Park.
  • COBB supports Pat and Natalie Richard's Subaru STi in the first ever X-Games Rally.
  • COBB custom built Supercharged Tribeca appears in Motor Trend magazine.


2005
  • Debut of Prova Accessport for Japanese market at Tokyo Auto Salon.
  • Release of Accesstuner Pro and Accesstuner Race, allowing end users and professional tuners the ability to design their own maps for use with the Accessport.
  • Expanded into 20,000 sq ft facility to accomodate growth.
  • Continued to release many revolutionary new products, as well as redesigning some of our most successful.


2004
  • COBB debuts Accessport, a handheld ECU programmer. The first and only ever made for Subaru vehicles. Also the first ever made for any vehicle that allowed users to update via the Internet. First with Realtime map technology.
  • COBB tuning powers a 2004 Forester XT sponsored by Subaru of America used in One Lap of America competition to a 14th place overall finish.
  • COBB prepped custom widebody WRX STi sponsored by Subaru of America to compete in SCCA Solo2/ProSolo competitions in Street Modified class, which features heavily modified street legal machines. Replacement for the vehicle "Conebasher", which was used in competition from 2001-2003.


2003
  • COBB debuts reprogramming technology for Subaru WRX ECU's, the first and only North America company to develop their own technology.
  • Conebasher captures 3rd Place in Car and Driver's Super Tuner Shootout.
  • Several National Level Solo2 and ProSolo wins in Street Modified class with Conebasher.
  • COBB engines and tuning power Gary Sheehan's WRX through successful US Touring Car season including 3 wins and all podium finishes with no engine failures all season.


2002
  • COBB engine powers David Higgin's AV Sport WRX to SCCA Pro Rally Overall Championship defeating works teams such as Subaru/Prodrive and Hyundai North America's first Wide-Bodied new generation Subaru WRX is debuted by COBB (Conebasher).
  • Conebasher captures trophy position at SCCA Solo2 Nationals in Street Modified class.
  • Conebasher outperforms all other all-wheel drive vehicles (Skyline/Lancer/WRX) in Sports Compact Car Tuner shootout before being totaled into water truck.
  • COBB engine powers Gary Sheehan's WRX to a class win in the Open Track Challenge.


2001
  • Fastest Subaru to compete at the SCCA Solo2 Nationals as well as winning regional class championships.
  • COBB racing WRX engine (2.5L) captures first outright win in a National Level Rally USA event in only its second outting.
  • North America's first Subaru aftermarket tuning company to offer in-house AWD Dyno tuning.
  • World's first 2.5L short block conversion performed in a new generation WRX.


2000
  • First US company to offer special edition models through Subaru dealers with full warranties (Cobb Tuned Impreza).
  • Filled worldwide demand for high output 2.5L Subaru engines exceeding 600HP as verified via an engine dyno.
  • First company worldwide to engineer cylinder head packages for 2.5L SOHC and DOHC Subaru engines.
  • First tuning company to offer dyno-proven camshaft upgrades for 2.5L SOHC and DOHC Subaru engines.