A few months ago, Lamborghini and Callaway Golf announced a partnership to co-develop a new material called Forged Composite.

The material, which is comprised of turbostatic carbon fibers, is expected to be much stronger and more technologically advanced than metal alloys that are generally used in the automotive and golf industries today.

Recently, the two companies went to the Sandown Racecourse to give the Forged Composite material a little test to see how it can revolutionize future Lamborghini supercars as well as Callaway golf clubs. In this video, renowned professional golfer and Callaway endorser Stuart Appelby tested the brand’s new Diablo Octane driver with the Forged Composite material against – what else – a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. The challenge here is whether Appleby can hit a golf ball with the Diablo Octane driver faster than it takes the Gallardo to cross the finish line. As an added bonus, the Gallardo was given some time to accelerate before Appleby hit the golf ball, setting off a race between golf ball and supercar.

Check out the video to find out if the Forged Composite-loaded Diablo Octane driver can hit a ball faster than a Gallardo LP560-4.


Kirby Garlitos
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  (412) posted on 03.11.2011

Wow! It look like the redesigned version of the Murcielago. Looking nice indeed. Same what they have done to Lotus and Esprit..ten years ago? But I think 911 Turbo is much faster compare to this.

  (134) posted on 02.8.2011

The plastics industry is delighted with these new developments and is advocating for more "predictive engineering" Improve predictive engineering capabilities to more accurately support the performance and durability of automotive plastics products and systems.

  (247) posted on 02.8.2011

I don’t think the SR-71 used carbon fiber composites for the leading edge. I’m pretty they used a titanium skin and honeycomb composite for the leading edge.

  (619) posted on 02.7.2011

As an added bonus, the Gallardo was given some time to accelerate before Appleby hit the golf ball, setting off a race between golf ball and supercar.

  (676) posted on 02.7.2011

The divide between the sports and automotive industries isn’t nearly as wide as might have been previously imagined, aside from basketball shoes.

  (340) posted on 12.16.2010

Coming as the lightest, strongest, most precise material ever used by either Lamborghini or Callaway, Forged Composite is also featured in the Sesto Elemento (Sixth Element) technology demonstrator.

  (461) posted on 12.15.2010

Something deeply weird about putting that much engineering and effort into something as superficial as golf clubs.

  (808) posted on 12.14.2010

yes this is the new proposed material for Lamborghini and i guess Ferrari doesn’t have this kind of technology.

  (806) posted on 12.14.2010

agree with Eugine, lambo should make sure that this new proposed composite material will be fire prof and will never cost a single for the car.

  (69) posted on 12.14.2010

Yes, this is the future. Carbon fiber based materials. The other alloys and aluminum should be kept for engines and other heating elements that need a fast cooling.

  (765) posted on 12.13.2010

Whether the Sesto Elemento concept will make it into production or not is yet unknown, but Lamborghini says the technology featured on it will be found on the company’s future cars.

  (555) posted on 12.13.2010

wow that was something new, I bet the materials like this will add up another 10% to 15% speed and acceleration. but lets not hope that it is prone to heat and fire.

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