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When is a "+" a "+"?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by porshuh, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. porshuh

    porshuh Member

    May 5, 2015
    Manassas, VA
    Off the top - I apologize for any redundancy - I know this is covered...kind of

    So on paper I know it has been covered what is different between a P85 and a P85+ ... I am curious is what those differences LOOK LIKE. Bigger rear tires are obvious, but what about the larger/and different suspension. Are there obvious/easy visual cues that show that your car has all the bits that a + has (giving that the car IS a +).

    What sparked this thought is that I recently received a CPO P85+ that, while having the correct bumper badging, only showed "P85" on the info screen (when you tap the Tesla logo top center in the display screen). Now I am fully assuming that this is just a glitch in the system, but being a guy that has come from years of wrenching on racecars...I thought it would be fun to crawl under the car just for fun to lay my eyes on the parts that set the + apart for the P85.

    So if anyone is good at describing these parts (or better - has pictures!), please post up. And thank you in advance!
  2. pimp-boy

    pimp-boy Member

    Feb 5, 2013
    Los Gatos
    The screen can be programmed to have a PLUS if it really is a plus. Or you can crawl underneath and verify these part numbers.


  3. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

    Sep 2, 2014
    Southern Connecticut
    Here is an excerpt from my WIKI on Model S Options.... this is from the 2013 Model Year....

    The Model S P85+ Performance Plus edition was announced in the Design Studio in April 2013. It required staggered 21” performance Turbine wheels (in silver or grey) and tires (Michelin Pilot Sport PS2’s 20 mm wider in the rear). Suspension dynamics were improved for performance and comfort via upgraded dampers, bushings and stabilizer bars. Early P85+ specimens shipped with black brake calipers and often did not show the P85+ model designation in the 17" display. (per Andrewket, SharkDiver76 & HankLloydRight). Later the Brembo disc brake calipers on the P85+ are painted red with white TESLA lettering, (on both the front & rear calipers) (the red disc brake calipers were not available on any other model at the time)

    Hope this may help... also if you contact the afore mentioned TMC members, they may be able to shed some more light on the matter....

  4. kwhftw

    kwhftw Member

    Jun 19, 2013
    Northern California
    I have an early plus also, which didn't show the plus on the screens. i emailed customer service, and the next morning the plus was on the info and gauge cluster screens. shoot them an email!
  5. TomServo

    TomServo Member

    Apr 10, 2014
    Belleville IL
    Are the VIN's any different?
  6. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    I did the same thing. And no, the VINs are not different.

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