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Red stripe on the P85 badge?

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  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    #1 TEG, Apr 18, 2015
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    Red stripe on the S85 badge?

    Not sure if this has been discussed already, but I saw a Model S with a red stripe on the P85 badge.
    Have they made a lot this way? Does it indicate something special about that car?

    Bad photo:
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  2. CarlK

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    Not that I know of. Looks someone just did an Audi.
     
  3. FlasherZ

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    My guess is that it's a standard 85 and he swiped an Audi badge to make it a "P85".
     
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    AmpedRealtor Well-Known Member

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    How insecure does someone have to be to change their car's badge to make it look like a more expensive model?
     
  5. James Anders

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    Maybe it has nothing to do with "insecurity" and they just really like it.
     
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    There's certainly something questionable about re-badging a car to pretend to be something it's not.
     
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    This, especially considering how easily it might be to fool a lot of people (those not as familiar with Tesla as most here).
     
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    I could put a P and D On my car, but who would I be fooling? It gets enough attention without those extra letters...
     
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    On the used market right now, a lot of people could be fooled.
     
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    Don't forget the pictures of the supposed "P85D+" that appeared 2 months ago: Chrome P85D+, yes, PLUS!
     
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    #11 roblab, Apr 18, 2015
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    Thanks, yes. I may be insecure, but I put an "S" in front of my "85" because I LIKE it. All these "P" badges, and "+", and "D", which to most people mean nothing, and my car came with just a plain old "85".

    Since it had Special custom paint, and Standard motor, and is a Signature (VIN 00064), and S is my last name initial, I decided to make it look like something it IS, pretty darned Slick. And it's removable for when I go to sell it, if anyone doesn't like it.

    Not trying to fool anybody. I just like it. Also, you can order letters and numbers on line, so you don't have to swipe them off another car.

    S85 001 fx.jpg
     
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    roblab, I don't think you're trying to fool anyone. It's only those people who put the performance badges on standard-model cars (not just Tesla - the "Type-R" guys, even the people who bought GTO badges and put them on plain Pontiac LeMans sedans in the mid-60's). Long history of that.
     
  13. bonnie

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    For what it's worth, I showed the pic today to a manager while over at the Tesla factory. They'd never seen it before.
     
  14. TEG

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    Yeah, maybe one of these flipped over and added in front of a regular '85':
    Audi s Line Trunk Emblem Badge Chrome Red | eBay

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    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Maybe it was the same car over again, but I saw one of these again and got a better picture:
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