What’s the most important new feature in the TaylorMade Stealth 2 drivers?

By: February 9, 2023

I really liked the use of carbon – a one-of-one 60X Carbon Twist Face – in the previous TaylorMade Stealth driver model.

I will try to summarize below the really new features of the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver – truly new features

Building on the speed-producing success of the original 60X Carbon Twist Face that optimized energy transfer for fast ball speeds, the new face design in TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver features an advanced version of Inverted Cone Technology (ICT).

The new ICT is designed to maintain ball speed on off-center strikes and increase forgiveness, or as TaylorMade Golf likes to call that combination: Fargiveness.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver technology

A more pronounced ICT produces a thinner face on the edges and a thicker center face, engineered to spread speed around the perimeter.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver’s face weighs just 24g (2g lighter than the original Stealth face) and is designed to have an expanded COR area for a larger sweet spot and boosted performance across the entire face.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver is the first driver in TaylorMade’s history that has more carbon (including composites) than any other material by volume.

TaylorMade has gradually increased the usage of carbon over the last 5 years and when compared to first-generation Stealth there is a 75% increase in carbon in Stealth 2 Plus and nearly double in Stealth 2 and Stealth 2 HD.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver bottom

More Carbon creates more discretionary mass that can be re-located for a higher Moment of Inertia (MOI) and optimal CG location. The additional carbon has enabled TaylorMade Golf engineers to increase the total MOI in the Stealth 2 Plus driver by 9% from Stealth Plus. 

Carbon is seen in Stealth 2 drivers with a:

  • Carbon Crown,
  • Carbon Reinforced Composite Ring,
  • Carbon Sole and the 60X Carbon Twist Face.

The only parts made of metal in TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver clubheads are the titanium collar on the front of the club that holds the hosel and frames the face, and front and rear weights that vary by model. 

The reconstructed TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver delivers high MOI performance with a heavy 25g tungsten weight positioned on the Inertia Generator.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver back

TaylorMade Stealth Plus driver

Because of weight savings from the usage of carbon materials, engineers were able to incorporate the use of a 15g sliding weight track designed to help golfers dial in shot shape by shifting mass on the sole to create the desired ball flight. Stealth 2 Plus is the lowest-spinning driver in the family

The TSS (TaylorMade Swingweight System) weight is strategically located on the sole to encourage optimal launch and spin properties, delivering complete performance while allowing the driver to be tuned for swingweight in custom.

The carbon ring on Stealth 2 and Stealth 2 HD stands out, as it is completely red and visible at the address unlike Stealth 2 Plus.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver side view

TaylorMade Stealth 2 HD driver

Engineers utilized weight savings from the full-body carbon construction to shift the Inertia Generator with its heavy 30g weight closer to the heel in Stealth 2 HD, creating high launch and draw bias with extreme MOI.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 HD is the most stable and forgiving driver in the family. 

TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver – specifications, availability, pricing

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus, Stealth 2, and Stealth 2 HD drivers will be available for preorder on January 10 and at retail on February 17.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver has an RRP of £529 / EURO 669 / SEK 7,299 / NOK 6,799 / DKK 4,999 / CHF 689 and will be offered in 8°, 9°, and 10.5° lofts.

Shaft offerings include Mitsubishi Kai’li Red 60 (X, S, R) and Project X HZRDUS Black (Gen 4) 60 (X/6.5, S/6.0). Stealth 2 Plus comes stock with Golf Pride’s Z-Grip Plus 2 Black/Red (52g).

TaylorMade Stealth 2 and Stealth 2 HD have an RRP of £499 / EURO 649 / SEK 6,999 / NOK 6,499 / DKK 4,899 / CHF 669 and will be offered in 9°, 10.5° and 12° lofts.

Stealth 2 shaft offerings included Fujikura Ventus Red TR 5 (S, R, A) and Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 60 (X, S, R). The Stealth 2 HD shaft offering is Fujikura Speeder NX Red 60 (S) and 50 (R, A).

Both models come with Golf Pride’s Z-Grip Plus 2 Black/Red (52g) grip.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver face