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On a good drive Stuart Appleby can launch a golf ball at about 174 miles per hour. A Lamborghini Gallardo can approach speeds of 200 miles per hour. Golf and Italian exotics typically don't have much in common, but like the Gallardo, the new Callaway Diablo Octane driver uses forged composite carbon to reduce weight and increase speed. So the two companies got together to pit the golfer against the pavement-pounding LP560-4 to see if Appleby can drive a golf ball 250 meters faster than the Gallardo can travel the same distance from a rolling start.

The supercar is moving fast as it crosses the start, and Appleby appears to hit the ball at almost exactly the same time. At first glance the Lambo goes full-throttle right through the finish line without any sign of the ball, but a slo-mo examination shows a truly amazing result. We have no idea how many takes it took to get this incredible finish, but it's amazing enough to take a closer look. Or three. Check it out after the jump.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I am a little skeptical of this. All the edits and lack of camera equipment at the finish line (even though they have a slow motion shot from there,) makes me believe we aren't seeing one shot.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Er, since when do golf and Italian exotics have little in common? The only people who can afford them are all country-club members.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Shoulda used a Lambo Diablo :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is simply phenomenal if it was one take. (not to mention an incredibly straight drive)
        • 4 Years Ago
        What if the golf ball hadn't been a straight drive? I'd be pretty worried about that ball coming down through the windshield if I were the driver.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that thinks it might have been better off using a Callaway-modded Corvette? (not that it's would have been a better car, but only because of the name)

      ...Or since the name of the driver is Callaway Diablo Octane, that they should have used a Lamborghini Diablo instead.
        rjander03
        • 4 Years Ago
        Umm, no. The video is showcasing the fact that Lamborghini and Callaway have been working together on new carbon composite technologies. The material in that club head was used in the Sesto concept.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Challenges like this are stupid, what is the point? I hate all these stupid Apples to Lima Beans challenges, like the stupid "im going to race skiers to the bottom of the mountain in a EVOX" As if there is some real relation there.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The point is it's an advertisement! It's a clever way for people to be introduced to a brand. Hell, I've never played a game of golf in my life, but I want a Lamborghini, and if buying a Callaway club gets me closer, I might just do it! :-)
        • 4 Years Ago
        The point is that we wouldn't be talking about some golf equipment on a car blog without this admittedly silly face-off.

        Think of it as the "lighter side of the news".
      • 4 Years Ago
      i know this will sound funny but i'm kinda fed of Gallardo... could we get the big boy sometimes? (Mu'go that is)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fast Forward to 1:45 for the good part.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Reese Lightning

        From the looks of it the track is Sandown Raceway, located in the state of Victoria.
        • 4 Years Ago
        does anyone know where in australia that track is?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Appleby drives an E39 M5 :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I play plenty of golf and am not close to being a country club member. BTW, the Callaway Diablo driver isn't exactly taking the golf world by storm.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it would've been hilarious if the ball actually hit the Lambo. Well kind of. Actually I'd cry a little if he'd hit it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd have laughed my head off.

        Relax. He's got the money to pay for the damages.
        • 4 Years Ago
        calling all rednecks, ya can't have the Italians and Australians having all the fun… let's see a YouTube video of a 1978 F150 vs pumpkin catapult, or a swamp buggy vs. a canned beer slingshot...
        • 4 Years Ago
        a spyder would fit such scenario better :P
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