Model S Plaid Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit Announced

Source: Tesla post

Tesla will offer a carbon-ceramic brake kit for its Model S Plaid sedan beginning in mid-2022, according to a post on the company’s website.

There has been media speculation Tesla would showcase the Model S Plaid’s capabilities with special packages developed for the racetrack, which appears to be the case beginning with the Model S Plaid Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit.

The $20,000 upgrade is designed to enhance the sedan’s track capabilities, at least that is the message within the company’s post:

“Designed for the ultimate track experience, the Model S Plaid Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit is a complete hardware package that delivers maximum, repeatable stopping power during high-performance driving.”

The best-performing Tesla, the Model S Plaid came out earlier this year and has produced the best performance numbers of any production car – 1.9 second acceleration from 0-60 miles per hour.

The kit’s details, as elaborated in the post:

The kit includes all-new carbon-silicon carbide rotors that provide maximum high-temperature durability and heat management, one-piece forged calipers with high-performance pads and high-temperature brake fluid.


2x 410 x 40mm carbon-silicon carbide front rotors

2x 410 x 32mm carbon-silicon carbide rear rotors

2x 6-piston one-piece, forged front calipers

2x 4-piston one-piece, forged rear calipers

2x integrated, caliper-mounted parking brakes

4x high-performance front brake pads

4x high-performance rear brake pads

1x bottle of high-temperature brake fluid

Note: This package is only compatible with Model S Plaid vehicles equipped with 21” Arachnid wheels.