Tesla Model S Plaid Track Package Unlocks 200-MPH Top Speed

Tesla is fulfilling its promise with the introduction of the long-awaited Monitor bundle for the Mannequin S Plaid, granting entry to the electrical sedan’s full efficiency potential. Whereas the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid impressed with its 2.1-second 0-60 mph acceleration in Automotive and Driver testing final yr, it was restricted to a high pace of 162 mph on account of brake limitations.

However, Tesla has now addressed this restriction, permitting the Mannequin S Plaid to succeed in its full 200-mph high pace. This improvement follows the introduction of Monitor mode within the earlier yr, which supplied enhanced management and cooling changes.

The inclusion of upgraded brakes has been a longstanding dedication from Tesla for the reason that launch of the Plaid in 2021; though the promised carbon-ceramic brake bundle was initially anticipated to be out there in the summertime of that yr, it stays unsure if Tesla put in the extra highly effective brakes on any automobiles on the time.

Beforehand hindered by its insufficient brakes, the Plaid now receives a major improve with the addition of carbon-ceramic rotors, accompanied by a contemporary set of wheels and tires. (Picture courtesy of Tesla)

Anyhow, based on CarAndDriver, the improve is now formally launched, that includes six-piston cast entrance calipers and four-piston cast rear calipers outfitted with high-performance pads. These elements work together with 16.1-inch carbon-silicon carbide entrance and rear rotors; Tesla states that the bundle consists of “track-ready” brake fluid and the carbon-ceramic brake equipment will also be bought individually from the remainder of the Monitor pack.

Along with the improved braking system, the Monitor bundle introduces new wheels and tires — Tesla’s “Zero-G” aluminum cast wheels are a part of the bundle, complemented by Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires in sizes 285/35R20 on the entrance and 305/30R20 on the rear.

It’s essential to know that whereas the upgraded brakes are suitable with the 21-inch “Arachnid” wheels, they aren’t suitable with the 19-inch “Tempest” wheels.

Tesla lists the value vary for the Monitor bundle as “$15,000-$20,000.” It’s presumed that the $15,000 value covers the standalone carbon-ceramic brake equipment, whereas the total $20,000 consists of the entire Monitor bundle, together with the wheels and tires. Nonetheless, Tesla has not supplied specific clarification on this matter.

The Mannequin S Plaid Monitor bundle is anticipated to be out there for buy in June 2023 and may be retrofitted to 2021 and newer Plaid fashions.

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