Source: Torque News post
CAMDEN, N.J. – The next-generation 2022 Subaru WRX STI could get up to 400 horsepower, but what about the stopping power? The new STI won’t make its reveal for another year, but we get a preview of what Brembo has planned for the STI’s brake performance.
A new report from Wards Auto says three new Brembo brake technologies are now developed and ready for cars like the performance-tuned 2022 Subaru WRX STI.
Subaru is developing the redesigned STI now and will likely fit the performance sedan with the newest high-tech Brembo brakes. How would you like the STI’s brakes to adjust automatically to the outside temperature and auto-tune to match your driving style?
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Brembo’s new “brake-by-wire” system can do it by auto-adjusting how the brakes operate depending on information (such as weather conditions) that the system receives from the car or outside infrastructure.
Alessandro Ciotti, Advanced R&D Director of Brembo, said the new brake-by-wire setup can respond up to five times faster than similar systems from other companies. Subaru could adopt Brembo’s new software to implement changes in how the STI’s brakes operate, including tuning the characteristics to match your driving style.
Have you ever let brake pads get too thin and they ate the rotors? Brembo has another solution to help you can quickly check the condition of the pads. When the Brembo logo wears off (pictured above), you’ll know it’s time to replace them.
The next-generation Subaru STI’s Brembo brake pads will use a new coating layer made up of tungsten carbides called Greentive. It offers reduced wear and brake dust, and the high corrosion resistance lower-environmental-impact brake system mates with Brembo’s lightweight and dual-cast pads.
Brembo is launching another new product called Enesys, or Energy Saving System. The patented technology is a new generation of brake springs designed to reduce residual torque by allowing the brake pads to ultimately return to their initial positions in the caliper after use. The latest -generation Brembo system reduces small amounts of friction that could be generated by the pads touching the rotors.
Brembo’s new-generation brake technology is avaliable now and will be an excellent match for the higher-performance 2022 Subaru WRX STI. Performance fans will have to wait until the sports car arrives late 2022 to get the high-tech brakes.