Just make him James Bond, would you? Idris Elba breaks British land speed record

Elba drove the car on a beach in South Wales while working on an autobiographical documentary series entitled 'Idris Elba: No Limits'.

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Just make him James Bond, would you? Idris Elba breaks British land speed record

Idris Elba may not (yet) be James Bond on the silverscreen, but he certainly is in real life. The Luther and The Wire star broke the British land speed record 'Flying Mile' in a Bentley — breaking Sir Malcolm Campbell's 88-year-old record in the process.

Just make him James Bond would you Idris Elba breaks British land speed record

Elba drove the car on a beach in South Wales while working on an autobiographical documentary series entitled 'Idris Elba: No Limits'. Getty Images

"The award-winning actor hit a top speed of 180.361 mph at the wheel of a new Continental GT Speed on Pendine Sands, Wales. This broke the existing record of 174.8 mph set by Sir Malcolm nearly 90 years ago in his legendary Napier-Campbell Blue Bird. The record was independently verified by the UK Timing Association," a Bentley press release said.

This also makes Elba the fastest actor in Hollywood.

Elba drove the car on a beach in South Wales while working on an autobiographical documentary series entitled 'Idris Elba: No Limits'.

"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.

If James Bond producers do make him the next 007, then they won't have to worry about body doubles during car chases. Elba can do it all.

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