Video: Castrol unveils huge soccer ball-kicking machine (no joke) | Rpmgo.com



Hmmm, I’m pretty certain reputed engine oil manufacturer Castrol has way too much free time on its hands, as instead of just sticking to making decent oils, it has decided to take its marketing to a whole new level, not limiting itself to various ads with famous soccer/football player Cristiano Ronaldo.

And just what is this new level? Why a huge soccer ball-kicking machine of course! It seems that Castrol wanted to promote both its oils (we think) and Cristiano Ronaldo’s impressive kick, which sends the ball flying at around 130 km/h (around 80 mph), and hosted a special competition in Japan, in which it challenged people to take a free kick and hit the ball as fast as possible.

While average people managed to score about 96 km/h, the machine, operated by a human sitting on top and reportedly called the Ichi-Go, scored a whopping 206 km/h, and quite frankly we’re surprised the ball was intact afterwards.

Hit the jump to see this rather baffling video.

Source: Autoblog

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