Model S Plaid Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit Announced

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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

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

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.