by Morton E. . Sep 13, 2023

Tesla launches Model S and Model X Plaid Brake Pad Upgrade

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Tesla has sent out mailers indicating that it is now offering Model S and Model X Brake Pad Upgrades. The upgrades are being offered to Model S and Model X Plaid owners whose vehicles were built before January 2023. 

Why it matters: Tesla's high-performance cars in years past typically stood out because of their red brakes. Teslas are understated to begin with, so the red brake calipers were a good way for those knowledgeable about Teslas to distinguish which cars were Performance and which ones were not. 

Things were different with the Model S and Model X Plaid, however. Even the Model S Plaid that Elon Musk drove to the stage during the vehicle's first delivery event in 2021 featured black brake calipers. 

Granted, black brake calipers only made the Model S Plaid and Model X Plaid more of a sleeper, but some Tesla owners still missed the iconic red brake calipers that graced variants like the Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode. 

Tesla would later shift back the Model S and Model X Plaid's brake calipers to red. This happened on January 2023. 

What's happening: As could be seen in Tesla's mailer, the EV maker is now offering a brake pad and red caliper upgrade for Model S and Model X Plaid vehicles. The company noted that the upgrade components would offer "better pedal feel, braking predictability, and slower brake fade onset."

The red calipers for the Model S and Model X Plaid cost USD 750 per set. A set of red brake calipers with brake pads costs USD 2,700. 

The reaction: At just USD 750 and USD 2,700, the red brake caliper and brake pad upgrade for the Model S and Model X Plaid is reasonable. Some Tesla owners on X said as much, stating that the prices of the upgrades are not bad at all. 

However, other Tesla owners, including those who purchased their Model S and Model X Plaid while the vehicles were being released with black brake calipers, stated that the upgrade should be given for free. The Model S and Model X Plaid experienced a series of price cuts as of late, after all, so some owners have complained that their cars lost a lot of their value in a short period of time. 

What we have: We at Hansshow love Tesla's flagship cars. We love them so much that we currently offer a Real Carbon Fiber Rear Trunk Lip Spoiler for the Tesla Model S. It greatly improves the Model S' aerodynamics and style. 

Our Model S Rear Trunk Lip Spoiler is made with 100% genuine carbon fiber, making it lightweight and durable. It's also a breeze to install. Do take note, however, that all our genuine carbon fiber products are handmade, so there might be some trace defects in the product when you receive them.

Check out our Tesla Model S Real Carbon Fiber Rear Trunk Lip Spoiler here.

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