What does Golf and Lamborghini have in common? Not much until the invention of forged composite carbon. The ultra-modern material is used in both the Lamborghini Gallardo and the new Callaway Diablo Octane driver. So the two companies decided to get together for some shameless promotions and put the golf club against the hardcore LP560-4 to see if pro Stuart Appleby can drive a golf ball 250 meters faster than the Gallardo can cover the same distance from a rolling start.
With a good drive Stuart Appleby can launch a golf ball at about 280kph. By comparison a Lamborghini Gallardo can approach speeds of 320kph. The supercar is already at a good pace as it crosses the start line, and Appleby appears to strike the ball at almost exactly the same time. In the video the Lambo goes full-throttle right through the finish line with no sign of the ball anywhere near, but the power of slo-mo helps reveal the truth. You want the truth? Then check out the video below. Read the rest of this entry »