We've gathered your feedback all over the forums in feedback and general discussion threads, noted your opinion in Social Media, including blogs, and even have taken in count popular chat messages! So the decision is....
...to keep the 8.5 version of SuperPershing in 8.6 update. It probably will remain with 'new' hull on Public Test, but will have 8.5 version at release version.
Currently some discussion is going on how to resolve the historical inaccuracy for this vehicle, but it can be said for sure that we won't offend in any way current or future owners of this tank. And always will listen.
I would like to personally thank everyone for feedback provided.
Stay tuned for more information coming!