Tesla enthusiasts and track enthusiasts alike have been left disappointed as the Track Package for the Tesla Model S Plaid quickly sold out after the electric vehicle manufacturer announced a new Nurburgring lap record. The Model S Plaid, equipped with the optional Track Package, set a blazing lap time of 7:25.231 on the Nurburgring Nordschleife on June 2, solidifying its position as the fastest production electric vehicle on the iconic track.
The Track Package, priced between $15,000 and $20,000 depending on the chosen components, promised track-ready brakes and tires, as well as a top speed of 200 mph. However, eager customers looking to purchase the Track Package were met with disappointment as they were greeted with an out of stock message on Tesla’s online shop.
Although Tesla has not disclosed the initial quantity of Track Packages available for sale, their rapid depletion suggests that the number was limited. The Track Package’s popularity can be attributed to its enticing features, including forged aluminum Zero-G wheels, high-performance Goodyear Supercar 3R tires, and a Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit. The latter addresses one of the Model S Plaid’s criticisms for track driving – its braking performance.
The Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit boasts carbon-silicon carbide rotors, one-piece forged calipers with high-performance pads, and track-ready brake fluid. The inclusion of a ceramic friction layer on the rotor surface reduces brake dust, corrosion, and wear while enhancing pedal feel for daily driving. Customers had the option to purchase the Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit alone for $15,000, or opt for the complete Track Package, which includes the wheels and tires, for $20,000. Those who chose the complete kit saved $1,000 compared to purchasing the wheels and tires separately for $6,000.
Tesla’s online shop described the Model S Plaid Track Package as an offering designed to provide the “ultimate track experience.” It promises high-speed stability, maximum cornering force, and reliable stopping power during high-performance driving, all while unlocking an impressive top speed of 200 mph.
With the Track Package’s swift disappearance from Tesla’s online inventory, enthusiasts eager to enhance their Model S Plaid’s track capabilities will have to wait for a restock. The popularity of the Track Package serves as a testament to Tesla’s ability to captivate the automotive market with its high-performance electric vehicles, leaving enthusiasts eager to experience the thrill of track driving with their Model S Plaid.