Tesla has been known for its fast acceleration. However, when it comes to really fast acceleration, the Model S Plaid can be said as Tesla’s fastest accelerating car. During the Plaid’s introduction back in 2021, it allowed the car to reach 60 MPH (96 KPH) in 2.1 seconds – beating even million-dollar hypercars. Although it had the capacity to reach 200 MPH, the car was restricted to only 162 MPH due to weak brakes.
Many fans of the Plaid have been eager for Tesla to unlock this performance. Finally, this long-promised performance can be achieved. Starting June, unlocking the 200 MPH with the Tesla model S Plaid is now possible thanks to a $20,000 package. This will give the car the necessary stopping power should the user attempt to reach the car’s higher speed range.
Since 2021, Tesla promised a carbon-ceramic upgrade package for the Tesla Model S Plaid. Now, the upgrade is officially available. This includes 6-piston calipers for the front tires and 4-piston calipers for the rear tires, and of course, high performance brake pads. These calipers will then clamp into a 16.1-inch carbon-silicon-carbide rotors. Track-ready brake fluid and tuning will also be made.
Aside from the brake system, the front and rear tires will also be replaced with Goodyear Supercar 3R tires fitted to fully forged Zero G wheels. Tesla lists the package upgrade as $15,000-$20,000. It is believed that the $15k pricing will be for the brake system upgrade, whereas the $20k price will be for the full track package. We will know come June of this year.
Tell us – what do you think about the already-fast Tesla Model S Plaid becoming even faster?