By Patrick Rall
Diablosport, Mopar tuning experts, announced a new product for 3.6L Pentastar V6 Chrysler products including the Chrysler 300, the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger from the 2011 and 2012 model years.
This new tuning package for Pentastar-powered Dodge muscle cars comes with three tunes – Modified Stock, 91 Octane Performance and the 93 Octane Diablo Tune. Modified Stock doesn’t add any power but it allows the driver to remove the speed limiters, adjust the rev limiters and adjust the speedometer readout in the event that different sized tires are installed. The 91 Octane Performance tune offers all of the adjustability features of the Modified Stock tune but by adjusting the engine output to optimize 91 octane gasoline, the Diablosport package can add 12 horsepower and 15lb-ft of torque while also improving throttle response and fuel economy. The 93 Octane tune takes tuning efforts one step further with peak gains being 15 horsepower and 15lb-ft of torque with the most significant improving being on the low end of the power band. These tuning packages promise a significant improvement in performance across the entire RPM range.
When equipped with the new Diablosport tuning package, the 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger each pack 320 horsepower and 283lb-ft of torque (305 and 268 are stock). Being the owner of a Diablosport tuner for my truck, I would expect that the tuned V6 Challenger, Charger and 300 would not only offer more power but impressively better fuel economy. In addition to those measureable parameters, I would bet that these cars shift harder and offer vastly better throttle response.
Challenger, Charger and Chrysler 300 owners can equip their Pentastar powered Mopars with either the Diablosport Trinity or the Diablosport inTune programmers with the handy Trinity carrying an MSRP of $599 while the inTune is available for just $389. In addition to offering the tuning capabilities, the Trinity includes a long list of available gauges, a virtual drag strip that measures 0-60, 0-100, 8th mile and quarter mile times, ECU diagnostics and data logging for advanced tuning.
Click here to check out the Diablosport site for more information on the Trinity and inTune programmers.