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Idris Elba breaks an 88-year-old speed record in a production Bentley
Idris Elba breaks an 88-year-old speed record in a production Bentley

Idris Elba has broken the 88-year-old "flying mile" speed record at Wales' Pendine Sands, a seven-mile stretch of beach that was used in the early decades of the 20th century as a place to run two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles at top speeds. And he did it in a Bentley. Nope, no rocket car here: The actor averaged 180.36 over the course of a mile in a Continental GT Speed, busting automotive journalist Malcolm Campbell's 174.8 mph record set in 1927. And Campbell was in a race car at the time, not a two-door, 626-hp coupe without modifications. This particular type of mile is measured after a car gets up to speed and is run twice in the space of an hour, in...

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