• Top-performing brake pads from an industry leader in braking • Several compound formulations available to meet the needs of all driving styles • A time to service your brakes is a great time to upgrade your pads • For Generation 1 and 2 Tesla Model S 2012-1/2020 only (not for Long Range or Plaid models), Generation 1 Model X 2015-2/2021
Hawk Performance has been a staple of the enthusiast automotive community for nearly 30 years. Supplying brake compounds from track series such as NASA and SCCA, to street-happy compounds found on EVs, SUVs, and import tuners alike, Hawk's brake pads are an excellent choice for anyone looking to take their brakes up a notch or two.
Which pad is right for me? Here's some brief insight to help you in making the right decision:
Performance Ceramic - Hawk's Performance Ceramic offers a super-smooth, super-quiet, low-dust, high performance braking experience - all factors most EV drivers are sensitive to. Being of a ceramic formulation, these offer light colored dust that is hardly visible on silver or light colored wheels, although is not kind to black or dark colored wheels. Not recommended for track use. Spirited street driver? Consider HPS 5.0 instead.
HPS - For years HPS was the standard in performance street pads. Offering very low noise, excellent bite and stopping power, and much kinder to wheel finishes than dedicated track pads, Hawk's "High Performance Street (HPS)" is slowly being phased out in favor of the new-and-improved HPS 5.0, although old habits die hard for many enthusiasts, so we will continue to offer as long as Hawk does. Also, it's a little less expensive than the HPS 5.0.
HPS 5.0 - Hawk took all they had learned from decades of offering the original HPS, and made an even better performance brake pad. Improved stopping and bite characteristics over the original HPS, without additional noise. If you're looking for the best performance street (and occasionally track) pad, there's no question, your search is over.
HP Plus - Offering higher operating temperatures and greater friction properties than the HPS 5.0, HP Plus makes a fantastic track pad, although on the street it will be difficult to keep at operating temperature as regenerative braking takes up so much of the stopping load. Will be much noisier than street pads and will force you to clean your wheels frequently. If HPS 5.0 is a pad for street use and occasional track use, HP Plus is for track use and occasional street duty.