A man’s quest for increasing his length, drive length that is, is a long and never-ending struggle. Fortunately for golfers, Callaway understands the pain and alongside Lamborghini (a company that knows a thing or two about dynamics) the two firms’ R&D teams have been hard at work to develop a worthy successor to last year’s widely popular Diablo Edge Driver. Enter the 460cc Callaway Diablo Octane, built from Callaway’s new Forged Composite technology. (continued after the jump)

This proprietary technology concentrates 500,000 turbostratic fibers per square inch, which forges a material lighter and stronger than titanium. This allows Callaway to create a lighter crown with optimal weight distribution, which leads to faster clubhead speeds and thus distance. Paired with the 46” Grafalloy Project X shaft, the clubhead reaches faster speed. During our tests, the Diablo Octane was not only easy to hit but consistently yielded extra yardage compared to our current driver. Drives were hot off the club’s face and off-center hits were noticeably forgiving. The Diablo Octane is an excellent club for mid to high handicappers. Low handicap golfers should aim for the Tour Model with its slightly smaller head and 45.5” shaft for greater accuracy and shot shaping. Regardless, you should look forward to improved distances.

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