Idris Elba sure loves a thrill ride.
The British car enthusiast kicks off his new car-themed Discovery Channel series, Idris Elba: No Limits, next week and ET has the exclusive first look at the series premiere.
Filmed in 2015, the Luther star says he’s “been training for months for this moment and the opportunity for glory is now greater than ever.” Talk about added stress!
“My ambition is to smoke everyone,” Elba proclaims, though he admits he may be in over his head on this one. “I’ve never done it before. Ultimately, all I want to do is just finish.”
While his goal may seem feasible, once the rally begins, it’s game on -- and you see just how difficult (and dangerous) rally racing is.
The legendary record, known as the Flying Mile, was set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927 when he managed to rocket along the south coast of Wales at 178.4 mph. Elba managed to rip across the same stretch of coast at an unbelievable 180.361 mph.