It’s not uncommon for Tesla to subtly change features in its cars from time to time, and in a new update, the company has changed its signature red brake calipers in certain performance models.
Tesla has removed the red brake calipers from its Model S/X Plaid vehicles according to the company’s website (via @BabyTesla).
Tesla has removed the red brake calipers on the Plaid Model S and Plaid Model X! Here is what it looks like now versus what it looked like previously! pic.twitter.com/5BUOUYgDux
— BabyTesla (@BabyTesla3) June 8, 2021
Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk also announced that the higher range Tesla Model S Plaid+ has officially been cancelled, ahead of the company’s Model S Plaid delivery event set for June 10 at the company’s Fremont, California production facility.
Earlier this week, a crimson red Model S body was seen at Tesla’s Fremont Factory, a shade of the vehicle that Musk last year said was his favorite.
The Tesla Model S Plaid has a quarter-mile time of just 9.23 seconds, and has also been called Tesla’s best car yet by Musk. With a starting price of $118,490, it’s the fastest mass-production electric car currently available on the market.
Tesla’s Model S Plaid will also sport this “going to plaid” animation when the vehicle enters launch mode – a nice touch for a vehicle with zero emissions and such quick acceleration.
We should find out more about the Model S Plaid at Tesla’s upcoming special event on June 10, 2021.
Zachary Visconti is a writer with a knack for electric vehicles, technology, and climate change. Currently residing in Fort Collins, Colorado, Zach loves his partner, his cat, and a good cup of coffee.