They will be treated as new tanks for moe requirements, they aren't going to be that stupid, but anything goes in the WG HQ.
I am not referring to the LFP, but the turret ring, which was were you would shoot if a E-100 was hugging you etc and which is now ridiculously thick. The police bar is now 200mm + height advantage and any sort of angle makes it so that tier 8s can go cry in the corner. LFP is also 240mm head on which not "pretty bad", and very few tier 8s have been able to penetrate it historically, some even with gold. Much like tier 6s which can go fuck themselves against a Defender, tier 8s can do it too against an E-100 if the changes go ahead.
Fuck me WG if you want to stop sprem against a tank DON'T BUFF THE WEAK SPOTS AS WELL.