I’m not too sure about this one… Callaway Golf and Lamborghini have recently announced that they will be racing a Lamborghini Gallardo vs a drive from Stuart Appleby to 300 meters. This event is to commemorate the launch of their partnership, and the forged composite material in their new Diablo Octane Driver line for 2011.
Sure it’s a publicity stunt, but who care, I’m curious as to who wins. I did a little math, and using the Lamborghini’s quarter mile (440 yards) time of 12 seconds as a baseline – I figure it will take her about 8-9 seconds to make the 300 meter trip. I’d bet that Appleby’s higher ball flight works against him on this one. Off the line Appleby’s a clear winner, but as the ball slow, I see the Lamborghini pulling away with the win. What do you think?
See the full press release below:
To celebrate the retail availability of the new Diablo Octane Driver, Callaway Golf South Pacific is staging a showdown on Friday that will test the power of an Octane-wielding Stuart Appleby against a 550-horsepower Lamborghini Gallardo. Taking place at the famed Sandown Racecourse outside of Melbourne, Australia, the Callaway staff professional and recent JBWere Masters Champion will blast a Tour i Series ball alongside a speeding Lamborghini to establish which can generate superior speed over a distance of 300 meters.
This unique event celebrates Diablo Octane’s entry into the South Pacific market as well as the recent Research and Development alliance announced by Callaway Golf and Automobili Lamborghini, which produced the development of Forged Composite — the lightest, strongest, most precise material either company has ever employed. The Diablo Octane Driver features a Forged Composite crown, which produces a superior distribution of mass within the clubhead for increased performance.