8 interesting facts about Idris Elba you probably never knew

Novieku Babatunde Adeola September 06, 2019
Idris Elba Facts
Idris Elba broke a long-standing British land speed record in a Bentley_Photo: Getty Images

He broke a nearly 90-year old land speed record

Elba has the knack for adventure and this propelled him into attempting and breaking a long-standing British land speed record in a Bentley. Riding in a super-power 626-hp Bentley Continental GT, he broke the record originally set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927.

He broke the “Flying Mile” record by reaching a speed of 180.361 mph while speeding along Wale’s Pendine Sands beach.

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“I’m absolutely elated to have broken the ‘Flying Mile’ at Pendine Sands,” Elba said in a statement at the time. “It’s an honor to have taken on the challenge, and to successfully follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Sir Malcolm Campbell.” It was all captured on camera as part of Idris Elba: No Limits, a discovery docuseries.


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