Idris Elba Just Smashed An 88-Year Old U.K. Speed Record! Can He...

Idris Elba Just Smashed An 88-Year Old U.K. Speed Record! Can He Just Play James Bond Forever?


Is that a microphone wire in my pants, or am I just really impressed with Idris Elba?

Perfect human, Idris Elba, just did something no Brit has done in 88 years: floss break this U.K. driving record.

For his Discovery series Idris Elba: No Limits, Idris hopped in a Bentley, and over the course of a mile run, reached a speed of 180 miles per hour, shattering the previous record of 174 miles per hour that was set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927.

Looks like Malcolm is in the middle now! Am I right, Idris?

The feat was performed at Pendine Sands’ “flying mile,” where you’re allowed to gain momentum before being timed in the mile run. Idris reached a top speed of 186 miles per hour. Suck it, Malcolm.

Here’s what the Prometheus actor had to say about shattering this record:

“I’m absolutely elated to have broken the flying mile at Pendine Sands. It’s an honor to have taken on the challenge and to successfully follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Sir Malcolm Campbell.”

Bravo, Idris. Bravo.

What other act of God would you have Idris do? Move a mountain? Heal the sick? Discuss!


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