The Tesla Model S Plaid is the new flagship car from the electric car manufacturer, capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 2.1 seconds and achieving the quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds thanks to three electric motors that combine to generate 1,020 horsepower.
For those who still want more performance for the track, Tesla will soon offer a series of upgrades and accessories. The first item on the list is a carbon ceramic brake kit.
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Yeah, we know, many sports cars are available with this type of brakes, which are stronger and more durable, but we’ve never seen any that were this expensive. Tesla Canada is asking $25,400 for the kit—the equivalent of a brand new 2022 Honda Civic!
Even the Model S Plaid’s arch nemesis, the Porsche Taycan Turbo/Turbo S, doesn’t charge nearly as much for carbon ceramic brakes. You’ll pay no more than $7,400 for the option.
“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,” Tesla says on its website.
The kit includes all-new carbon-silicon carbide rotors (410 mm at all four corners) that provide maximum high-temperature durability and heat management, one-piece forged callipers with six pistons up front and four pistons in the rear, high-performance pads and high-temperature brake fluid.
Available to order by mid-2022, the kit is only compatible with Model S Plaid vehicles equipped with 21-inch Arachnid wheels. Considering that the car starts at $169,990 (at the time of writing), what’s another $25,000?