Idris Elba Sets New Land Speed Record In A Bentley

Idris Elba has broken the 'Flying Mile' record for his new TV series.

The Luther actor surpassed Sir Malcolm Campbell's land speed record on Pendine Sands in South Wales over the weekend.

Idris Elba breaks the historic Flying Mile land speed record for his new Discovery Channel show Idris Elba: No Limits

Idris Elba breaks the historic Flying Mile record

Filming his four-part Discovery Channel series Idris Elba: No Limits, the actor reached speeds of 180.361 mph.

"I'm absolutely elated to have broken the 'Flying Mile' at Pendine Sands," Elba said after his achievement.

"It's an honor to have taken on the challenge, and to successfully follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Sir Malcolm Campbell."

Idris Elba breaks the historic Flying Mile land speed record for his new Discovery Channel show Idris Elba: No Limits

Captain Malcolm Campbell with his Bluebird during the original Flying Mile record attempt

Sir Malcolm Campbell set the record of 174.8mph nearly 90 years ago in his iconic Napier-Campbell Bluebird vehicle.

Elba drove a Bentley Continental GT Speed, with his record being verified by the UK Timing Association.

No Limits will air on Discovery in the summer, and will see Elba explore his love for drag racing, rally driving and aerobatics.

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