Idris Elba Breaks 88-Year Old Speed Record [PHOTOS]

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Idris Elba just gave us one more reason why he’d make a very good James Bond: He knows how to drive.

The British actor broke the speed record over a measured mile across the Pendine stands in Wales in a £175,000 Bentley Continental GT.

The original record had been set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927, when he recorded an average speed of 174.8mph.

Elba, 42, recorded an average speed of 180.361mph to break the record.

“I’m absolutely elated to have broken the “Flying Mile” at Pendine Sands. It’s an honour to have taken on the challenge, and to successfully follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Sir Malcolm Campbell,” Elba said.

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