Tesla is introducing track mode on the plaid version of the Model S via an over-the-air update (OTA), according to a report from Car and Driver. The feature first introduced on the Model 3 Performance allows drivers to adjust or disable the stability control system of their vehicles.
Apart from that, track mode allows drivers to optimize powertrain cooling for track driving and also displays vehicle information such as farm meter.
Additionally, Tesla says that in track mode, the rear motors will be able to automatically adjust torque to help the electric vehicle turn around corners, the report says.
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Track mode also precools the vehicle’s powertrain to neutralize the effect of heat created by driving on the track for as long as possible; even regenerative braking is increased to help reduce the load on the brakes. Adaptive vehicle shocks remain in low mode.
The new feature also displays powertrain temperatures along with a farm meter, stopwatch and other configurable vehicle information on the digital gauge cluster and touchscreen.
With track mode, Tesla is targeting the Model S Plaid to achieve the best EV lap time at the Nürburgring. Eventually, the model will be able to reach 200 mph after a future software update, but it is currently limited to 162 mph.
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In another performance update, Tesla is now also offering a carbon-ceramic brake kit for the Model S Plaid for $ 20,000. It will be available in mid-2022 and will be compatible with cars equipped with 21-inch wheels, not the standard 19-inch wheels.
The 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid is priced at $ 135,690 and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.1. With the new update, the Tesla Model S Plaid should be able to improve in areas other than straight-line performance, according to the report. declared.