Idris Elba Broke 88 Year Old Land Speed Record in a Bentley

Idris Elba Broke 88 Year Old Land Speed Record in a Bentley

Pacific Rim and Luther star Idris Elba just happened to break a British land speed record in a Bentley Continental GT Speed recently.

The record Elba broke, known as the Flying Mile, was originally set in 1927 by Sir Malcolm Campbell in his Blue Bird land speed record car. Campbell managed to hit 174.8mph that year, driving along the Pendine Sands stretch of beach on the south coast of Wales. Elba hit 180.361 in his Bentley, all for his upcoming Discovery Channel series Idris Elba: No Limits, which airs in July. Brilliant, but once again — why he can’t be James Bond?