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Idris Elba Proves He Needs To Be In 'Furious 8'

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Idris Elba leads such a typical life: answer to legions of fans, act in high-powered movies, be at the top of everyone's Great Big Crush List -- and break land speed records? What?

The actor is filming a series for Discovery Channel, entitled "Idris Elba: No Limits." According to CNN, Elba recently showed exactly how limitless he is by breaking a 90-year-old land speed record in a Bentley Continental GT Speed.

To break the record, which he did on the scenic sands of Pendine Sands in southern Wales, Elba had to average 180.4 mph for a complete mile. His top speed during the drive was 186.4 mph.

All of this seems to be pret-ty compelling evidence that Elba has to join the Fast Fam in time for "Furious 8."

April 17, 2017 is plenty of time for Elba to get in there, right? We're going to say...right! Because this has to happen.

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