Idris Elba Breaks “Flying Mile” Speed Record in Bentley: Details!

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Idris Elba broke the "flying mile" speed record in a Bentley while filming his new Discovery Channel series Idris Elba: No Limits on Thursday, May 7 Discovery Channel

Another reason Idris Elba is oh so swoon-worthy! The British actor just broke the “flying mile” speed record while driving his Bentley in south Wales on Thursday, May 7.

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“Flying mile” is a car’s speed between two points within one mile. Elba, 42, averaged 180.4 mph, beating out Sir Malcolm Campbell’s impressive 174.8 mph record from 1927. Campbell drove a Napier-Campbell Blue Bird race car at the time.

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“I’m absolutely elated to have broken the flying mile at Pendine Sands,” the Avengers: Age of Ultron star said Thursday, via BBC. 

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Elba achieves an average speed of 180.361mph to beat record set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927. Record set during filming for new Discovery Channel show ‘Idris Elba: No Limits’. Discovery Channel

He continued: “It’s an honor to have taken on the challenge and to successfully follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Sir Malcolm Campbell.”

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Fans will luckily be able to watch Elba’s performance, too. The big moment was captured on film for his upcoming Discovery Channel series Idris Elba: No Limits.

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