Tesla Model S Plaid Will Get A $20,000 Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit

by AutoExpert   |  28 November, 2021

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Tesla Model S Plaid carbon-ceramic braking upgrade is now advertised by the company. The expansion to the range might alleviate performance issues expressed by customers looking at the high-performance version.

The package comprises 6-piston calipers in the front and 4-piston calipers in the back, as well as 410 mm (16.1 inches) carbon-silicon carbide front and rear rotors. High-performance brake pads and a container of high-temperature brake fluid are also included.

Tesla Model S Plaid

Tesla Model S Plaid has been criticized for having inadequate brakes that overheat too rapidly, despite its impressive performance on the drag track.

Even though the brakes are adequate for legal on-road driving, the cast-iron discs are outdated in comparison to contemporary supercar tech, so this counts since the Tesla Model S Plaid has 1,020 hp (1,034 PS/761 kW) and is the Nurburgring's quickest production electric car.

Tesla Model S Plaid

Model S Plaid owners may want to see whether their car's 7:30.909 time can be surpassed with the upgraded brakes installed. In the meantime, spy photographs have surfaced of Model S test cars lapping the track with active aero capabilities.

Tesla said the brake kit will be accessible in mid-2022 for interested customers. It should be noted, however, that it will only work with vehicles equipped with 21-inch Arachnid wheels.

Tesla Model S Plaid

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