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Idris Elba Breaks Driving Speed Record

In a move that would be very befitting of the next James Bond, Idris Elba recently hopped in a nearly $300,000 Bentley and sped to just over 180 mph to break an 88-year-old UK Driving record…then popped champagne when he hopped out. Via MailOnline:

Hollywood star Idris Elba smashed an 88-year-old driving record by travelling at 180.361mph over a measured mile.

The award-winning star blasted across the Pendine stands in Wales in a £175,000 Bentley Continental GT to beat the 1927 record set by Sir Malcolm Campbell.

Elba, 42, had to cover a one-mile distance beating an average speed of 174.8mph to break the long-standing record.
Sir Malcom set the record in 1927 in his specially constructed Bluebird car. The daredevil used the Welsh beach as there were no roads or runways at the time which were long, straight and level enough to travel a mile at a record breaking speed.

The attempt formed part of a new TV show the Luther star was filming for Discovery UK called “No Limits.”

He said: ‘I’m absolutely elated to have broken the “Flying Mile” at Pendine Sands.

‘It’s an honour to have taken on the challenge, and to successfully follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Sir Malcolm Campbell.’

Hmmm…this sounds like something the next 007 should be out there doing, doesn’t it? Man we really wish that were actually happening.

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