Actor Idris Elba drives Bentley to historic 'Flying Mile' UK land speed record

May 8, 2015 3:16 PM

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Actor Idris Elba drives Bentley to historic 'Flying Mile' UK land speed record

The British actor has broken the historic "Flying Mile" UK land speed record, set 88 years ago by Sir Malcolm Campbell, it was announced Thursday.

Driving a new Bentley Continental GT Speed, Elba netted a top speed of 180.361 mph on a south Wales beach. Campbell had set the previous record of 174.8 mph in 1927 in his Napier-Campbell Blue Bird.

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