Latest Tesla update brings new Track mode to the Tesla Model S Plaid
The new driving mode enables more efficient cooling, optimized suspension settings, and new track-focused displays
Tesla’s latest 2021.44.30 update adds a Track Mode to the Tesla Model S Plaid. The new driving mode is the main addition in the update for the Model S and is designed to ensure better performance when driving on closed tracks.
The new Track mode comes with a warning reminding driver not to activate it on public roads and to check tire pressure and wear as well as brake pads before and after use. Tesla also asks users not to overheat the Model S Plaid’s brakes.
Track mode adjusts cooling settings, torque distribution across the three engines and suspension. The system also adds a G-forces display and a track timer to the dashboard.
Specifically, the cooling system will be more aggressive to improve engine endurance and performance and reduce the time between track sessions. As for the powertrain, torque is distributed more efficiently between the three engines to improve handling while the accelerator pedal is more precise, giving the user more control over the car’s performance. Regenerative braking is also optimized to recover more energy.
Finally, the adaptive suspension is firmer to improve handling while the suspension height is set to the lowest setting.
The Tesla Model S Plaid is the fastest car Tesla currently offers and certainly one of the quickest in the world. It reaches 100 km/h in 2.1 seconds and has a range of about 560 kilometres (348 miles).