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Tesla Model S 2023: Track Package unlocks 322km/h top speed for Plaid variant


Performance brakes, different wheels, and sticky tyres are also included in the race-ready package 

Tesla has unveiled the ‘Track Package’ for its Model S Plaid in North America, which is set to address all the concerns US owners have had with the EV at race circuits. 

Ever since the Plaid first appeared in Tesla’s range overseas, owners have complained about the lacklustre steel brakes included with the package, claiming that they didn’t match the performance level of the 2.2-tonne EV.

2023 Tesla Model S Track Package side
Carbon-ceramic brakes headline the track package for the Model S Plaid

To remedy this significant issue in the high-performance EV, Tesla’s optional track is now available for the Model S Plaid, and costs $US20,000 ($AU30,000). 

It includes 410mm carbon ceramic brake rotors. Six-piston calipers clamp down on these rotors at the front, and four-piston calipers handle stopping at the rear. Track-ready brake fluid is also included. 

A set of “Zero-G” 20-inch alloy wheels are also part of the package and are wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R rubber measuring 285/35R20 up front and 305/30R20 in the rear.

2023 Tesla Model S Track Package brake
Goodyear rubber surrounds the new 20-inch wheels

Lastly, this handling package has allowed Tesla to up the top speed of the 760kW/1424Nm tri-motor Plaid from 282km/h to a supercar-matching 322km/h. 

Tesla notes that this track package for the Model S Plaid will become available in June of 2023, and can also be retrofitted to Plaid models built from 2021 and onwards. 

Tesla Model S Plaid side angle with mountains
A significant update came to the Model S in 2021

Australian buyers looking to get into Tesla’s high-performance sedan will have to be patient, considering that the Model S was pulled from the local market at the end of 2020. 

Though the Model S has been sold in North America since it underwent an update in 2021, right-hand-drive markets such as the UK, Australia, and New Zealand are still yet to receive the car.