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.