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Cobra Golf Reveals New DARKSPEED Drivers

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 11 Jan 2024

COBRA Golf has revealed three new drivers for 2024 - DARKSPEED LS, DARKSPEED X, and DARKSPEED MAX - which feature innovative aerodynamic shaping, a re-engineered PWR-BRIDGE, and advanced A.I. designed PWRSHELL H.O.T. Face.

Meet The DARKSPEED Drivers

Each of the DARKSPEED drivers feature a unique aero shaping and tailored weight configuration to optimise performance for the target player for which they are designed. The DARKSPEED LS is aimed at the fastest swingers who need lower spin and more shot shaping control, and is designed with the highest rear skirt height, a higher crown peak, and a more compact address profile. Within the LS family, COBRA also offers an 8-degree model, which is an evolution of a long drive prototype head used by Kyle Berkshire. The 8-degree model features a visibly smaller and even more aerodynamic head shape, promising extreme speed for the most powerful players.

The DARKSPEED X model, which is aimed at the widest range of players, looking for a combination of exceptional ball speed and forgiveness, features a medium rear skirt height and streamlined shape.

The DARKSPEED MAX model, which is aimed at players who require the most forgiveness and/or a draw bias, features the lowest skirt height and the highest MOI of the three models. The ADVANCED AERO SHAPING found in all three drivers reduces drag and enables golfers of all abilities to achieve the fastest speed possible. 

"The aerodynamic package in the new DARKSPEED family of drivers is our most advanced to date,” said Mike Yagley, Vice President of Innovation, COBRA Golf. “We continue to push aerodynamic shaping, mass properties and resilience to drive technology and innovation, providing golfers the most advanced and high-performance clubs possible.”

Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed the new drivers from his Performance Centre at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds. You can see his complete thoughts and insights in the video below or watch directly on YouTube.

Cobra DARKSPEED Drivers

The Technology

The adjustable weighting system in the DARKSPEED drivers allows golfers to tune their driver to adjust forgiveness, launch angle, and spin. The LS model features three weight ports that house two 3g weights and one 12g weight; two in the front and a third back weight position. The 12g weight can be placed in the heel or toe to fine-tune fade bias, or in the back to add spin and forgiveness. The X model features a back weight and a second front weight position allowing players to optimise ball flight. The MAX model features ports in the rear and heel of the sole. Players can position the 12g weight in the back for the highest MOI and forgiveness, or in the heel for the most draw bias. 

A.I. designed PWR-BRIDGE Weighting features a suspended weight that is positioned lower and more forward, resulting in faster ball speed. A 13% larger PWRSHELL face insert with A.I. designed H.O.T. Face Technology maximises speed across the hitting area. The face design is optimised using machine learning to increase ball speed efficiency and smash factor.

All three DARKSPEED drivers feature a MULTI-MATERIAL CHASSIS with LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON CROWN AND SOLE PLATES as well as a reinforced titanium frame to create optimal weight distribution and maximum stability. The carbon fiber crown is 30% thinner allowing more weight to be placed low and forward in the PWR-BRIDGE structure. 

The new DARKSPEED driver family also feature COBRA’S MyFly 8 with SmartPad technology, which allows for exceptionally quick and easy loft and lie adjustability. The MyFly 8 adjustable loft system enables users to adjust loft up to +1 or -1 degrees. Designed to work in conjunction with MyFly8, SmartPad technology maintains a consistent face angle for each of the eight different sleeve settings, ensuring a square clubhead at address. 


The men’s DARKSPEED family of drivers comes in a new, sleek black colorway with a satin frost crown and sole finish, and is available in the following specifications: 

  • DARKSPEED LS comes in RH/LH with a choice of three premium aftermarket shafts in select flexes including: UST Mamiya LIN-Q M40X White (XS and S); Project X HZRDUS Limited Edition Matte Black Gen 4 (S), and UST Mamiya LIN-Q M40X Blue (R and S). Lamkin Crossline grips come standard.  
  • DARKSPEED XTM Driver comes in RH/LH with a choice of four premium aftermarket shafts in select flexes including: UST Mamiya LIN-Q M40X White (XS and S); Project X HZRDUS Limited Edition Matte Black Gen 4 (S), UST Mamiya LIN-Q M40X Blue (R and S); MCA KAI’LI Blue (R and S). Lamkin Crossline grips come standard.  
  • DARKSPEED MAX Driver comes in RH/LH with a choice of two premium aftermarket shafts in select flexes: Project X HZRDUS CB Red (A and R flex); UST Mamiya LIN-Q M40X Red (R and S flex). Lamkin Crossline grips come standard.  
  • DARKSPEED MAX Driver is also available in a women’s edition, featuring a gloss crown and sole with cool blue color accents. 
  • DARKSPEED MAX Women’s Driver comes in right hand and left hand (left hand custom only) with an aftermarket UST Helium Nanocore shaft in Ladies flex. Lamkin Crossline grip comes standard. 

The RRP for The DARKSPEED LS, X and MAX Drivers is £429 - BUY ONLINE TODAY!

Cobra DARKSPEED Driver Review

All COBRA DARKSPEED products will begin pre-sale on January 11th and will be available at retail and online on January 19th, 2024. For more information, please visit www.cobragolf.com/en-uk.

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