What does "P85" signify?

What does "P85" signify?

Perhaps demonstrating my ignorance, but what does P85 signify? Specifically, I am seeing it on the "About" screen in the car (touch the Tesla logo). My understanding was that this indicates a Performance version (85 kWh), but I do not have a Performance edition, just Signature. Is this just an inaccuracy reported on the About screen (as some have indicated theirs shows the wrong wheels)?

TheAustin | January 21, 2013

P signifies General Production...S signifies Signature. Around here, people use Perf. To signify Performance.

TheAustin | January 21, 2013

And yes, mine shows the wrong wheels too (I have 21" my screen shows 19"...However, as I plan to swap out to 19" wheels for winter as soon as they're back in stock, I'm not pushing for it to be corrected).

mkh1437 | January 21, 2013

So in that case, shouldn't my About screen show S85? or PS85? Either way, no big deal... just was curious. Thanks!

TheAustin | January 21, 2013

Oh, my bad, missed that you were a Sig. Hmmm. Time to call Tesla!

Brian H | January 21, 2013

Yes, you don't qualify for that 'P' no matter which way you figger it. Defect!


Dennis | January 21, 2013

i was told by my DS that the 'about' screen was a typo. most every one with the older software shows the P85 with 21 inch fan wheels. (in this case the P stands for performance) i have the same screen and i'm a general production with 19 inch wheels. this will be fixed with a software upgrade.


BYT | January 21, 2013

I have a Signature P85, I can confirm that P stands for Performance and 85 for the 85KWatt battery pack. Signature badging and logo also appear on the software screen.

I also show the grey fan wheels when I have the dark grey ones on my car but DS said that is a very quick fix, I just need to take the time to take it in.

Brian H | January 21, 2013

surprised it's not an OTA.

DouglasR | January 21, 2013

Check the 8th digit of your VIN. If it's a P, you got an extra Christmas present last year.

mkh1437 | January 21, 2013

@DouglasR No such luck. No Ps in my VIN. :(

amneet | January 21, 2013

P85 means Performance 85Kwh battery pack

Alex K | January 22, 2013

The information and picture on the About Screen is changeable by the Tesla Tech. I ordered a performance car with 21" Wheels and Carbon Fiber Spoiler. Initially the picture did not show the correct wheels and spoiler. After a trip to the service center, that was corrected and now it shows both the correct wheels and spoiler (although my spoiler is actually not installed yet). So I would think the P85 designator is also changeable.

tdsagel | December 7, 2014

what does the + stand for on the P85 model

Bighorn | December 7, 2014

Upgraded suspension/handling