Tesla has unveiled a new performance package for its Model S Plaid flagship sedan, giving the electric luxury sedan a top speed of 322 km/h. Dubbed the Tesla Model S Plaid Track Package, the performance package is aimed at enthusiasts looking to squeeze more juice out of the Model S Plaid.
The Tesla Model S Plaid Track Package doesn’t just improve the electric car’s performance through software upgrades. The package also features new “zero-gravity” wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes that help improve the car’s overall performance. Overall, the Track Package is designed to make electric cars perform better on track and regular roads.
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Tesla has said the performance boost kit will cost between $15,000 and $20,000 and will be available in June. The cost of the kit will depend on what the owner chooses from the component kit. The automaker says the Tesla Model S Plaid Track Package includes forged aluminum wheels, track tires and brake fluid, new silicon carbide rotors, and one-piece forged calipers with high-performance pads.
Tesla revealed that a carbon-ceramic brake kit with new brake fluid costs $15,000, rising to $20,000 if the package includes wheels and tires. It further says that the zero-gravity wheels with Goodyear tires can be purchased separately for $6,000, saving owners about $1,000 on the complete kit.
Tesla initially teased the kit with a short Twitter video, adding it to the official online accessories store. The electric automaker introduced an upgraded brake package in November 2021 as a $20,000 add-on for the Model S Plaid. So, with the latest update, the price has been dropped by $5,000. Tesla also notes that the ceramic brakes are not compatible with the 19-inch Tempest wheels, but are compatible with the 20-inch Zero-G and 21-inch Arachnid wheels.
First published date: May 7, 2023 at 14:23 PM CST