The Tesla (NASDAQGS:TSLA -1.75 percent) Model S Plaid is without a doubt one of the most spectacular vehicles in existence. Whilst it reaches an impressive 0-60 MPH in 1.99 seconds and holding the Nürburgring lap record for electric automobiles, one thing ruined the fun: its stopping power.
Fear not, Plaid owners: Tesla has introduced a carbon-ceramic brake upgrade kit for the EV – but it will set you back $20,000!
“Designed for the ultimate track experience, the Model S Plaid Carbon-Ceramic Brake Kit is a full hardware kit that offers maximum, reproducible stopping force during high-performance driving,” so it’s ideal for laps around the ‘Ring’.
The new package features carbon-silicon carbide rotors that can resist high temperatures and frequent brake pedal pushes when you spin into curves repeatedly, as well as one-piece forged callipers with high-performance pads and high-temperature brake fluid.
The callipers are red, the automobile industry’s code colour for everything sport-inspired, and the brakes are only available for vehicles equipped with Tesla’s 21″ “Arachnid” wheels.
The Tesla Model S Plaid Carbon-Ceramic Brake Kit will be available in mid-2022.